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Living arrangement patterns of the elderly in West Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Sociology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India
  • 2Department of Sociology, Bharathidasan University, Trichy, Tamilnadu, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 7-11, January,14 (2017)


The patterns of living arrangement planned for the elderly a lot exposed as the elementary help of the carefulness and upkeep occupied by the family. Existing preparation of the rising ageing populations are most vital issues in the entirely countries. Whereas the collective environment and prospect of culture may be encouraging to co - dwelling of the ageing and those of a younger generation, in diverse societies explain the elderly accommodations are controlled by existing of demographic and financial resources. To make out the accommodation of senior population has reflect their quality of life and well-being. In this paper an effort has been made to look into the Living Arrangement Patterns of the Elderly in West Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. The main objective of the descriptive nature of this study was Socio economic condition and Living arrangement of elders. Result shows that both male and female elderly are given positive opinion on their living arrangement. Half of the elderly live with their spouse and enjoy good infrastructure and physical facilities of their house like electricity, water, toilet, ventilation and lighting facilities. The majority of (86.31%) of them have separate living space; the elderly in the age group of 60-69 years have better living arrangement than rest of the elders. The elderly belongs to nuclear family are well located themselves with regard to the living arrangement.


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