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Women, Ageism, and Sexism: Changing Paradigms

Women, Ageism, and Sexism: Changing Paradigms
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Author(s): Sumita Parmar (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 12
Source title: Five Generations and Only One Workforce: How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0437-6.ch002

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the changing demographics of the world and examines how the needs of an aging population make it imperative for governments to factor old-age policies and programs in national planning. The chapter then interrogates the situations and problems of the elderly in India, focusing on old women and old widows who are distinct in their socio-economic and psychosocial needs. It dwells on the slowly changing perceptions and attitudes of both the old and the young towards each other in urban centers and stresses how rural India remains largely untouched by these changes.

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