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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1$
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Alan Walker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314721

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.001.0001

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Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban south India

Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban south India

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(p.325) Sixteen Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban south India
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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1
Author(s):

Suresh Veeraraghavan

Marlia Hussain

Joe Henry

Arul George

Barbara Harriss-White

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0016

This chapter sets out a four-year, multi-disciplinary and mixed methods study of older people’s paid and unpaid work, their contributions to their households, family networks and the economy. It situates older people’s work and poverty in the cleft between widespread low-paid and insecure work, inadequate public services and India’s ambitions in the global economy, which leaves older people bolstering household and family incomes, releasing women into the labour force and providing low cost services to workers and low cost inputs to businesses. The chapter describes the team’s innovative impact strategy to generate a public discussion of older people’s rights as workers and to a pension and to secure raised social pensions.

Keywords:   South India, Employment in Old Age, Human Rights, Poverty, Neo-liberalism

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