Social Perspectives of Old Age People: A Study in Siliguri Town

Journal of the Anthropological Survey of India, 65(2) : (201-223), 2016

Social Perspectives of Old Age People: A Study in Siliguri Town

Chaitali Datta
381/1 Goshala Road, Babupara South, Siliguri, West Bengal

Abstract
The objective of the study was to examine and analyse the extent of the social perspectives of old age people. The sample unit of the study was an adult one having the age of 60 years and above. The sampling traits had been only the old age of both male and female. The data were gathered mainly from primary sources. Besides primary, the data from important secondary sources were collected from various published books, statistical publications, reports, Census Reports, etc. However, in a complex, competitive and constant changing society like India, this study may enlighten some social perspectives of the old age people in terms of various problems faced during their old age. An attempt also has been made finally to raise the issues of old age and thereby attempted to draw necessary measures to be taken for the betterment of the old age peoples’ live.

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