India has the second highest population of elderly people in the world with 104 million people above the age of 60 years. Increasing life expectancy and a reduction in fertility rate are the chief causes of this. Between 2001 and 2011, India’s population grew by 17.7%, while the elderly population shot up by 35.5%. This led to a sharp increase in the old-age dependency ratio – more elders per 100 persons in the age group of 15-59 (working age).
We conducted seminar on " Challenges and trends in Eldercare" in Banagalore where we discussed Ageing is a global phenomenon. The world's population is ageing due to increasing life spans and decreasing birth rates. India is no exception to this demographic transition.
It is projected that the proportion of Indians aged 60 and older will rise from 7.5% in 2010 to 11.1% in 2025 . In 2010, India had more than 91.6 million elderly and the number Read More