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Problems of the Elderly: A Sociological Study in Agra | Original Article

Ajit Singh* Mohammad Arshad in Shodhaytan (RNTUJ-STN) | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


This paper focused on "Problems of the Elderly: a sociological study in Agra". The main objective of research paper is to study the background and socio-economic profile of the elderly and the main problems of the elderly in Agra city. Our sample size is 30 Elderly in Agra city. For the purpose of data collection A structured interview schedule was used to collect the information on their back ground, and the main problems of the elderly for the aged in the families, and the perceptions of the aged regarding the care and support they are getting from their family members, their views regarding main problems in old age. The data was analyzed using the percentage method. The major finding was the main problems of the elderly are felling alone, financial problem, health problem, disrespect and neglecting behavior by family members, and adjustment problem with family and to motivate the young generation to live in joint families and more interact with elder and also support and care.