A Comparative Analysis of Ageing and Socio-Economic Policies, between Tajikistan and India

Alisher Khaydarov, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Ageing of population has a low priority issue in Tajikistan and India. The social and economics needs of the elderly are catered through the extended family system. The system of support and care for older people is faces with social-economics policies. It is problems for both countries. Traditionally in India, older people have depended on their children for support. In Tajikistan social stratification concentrated spiritual, financial and decision-making power in hands of the most elderly within the frameworks of the extended family structure. Now, Tajikistan is faced with changing in availability of traditional system because of urbanization, migration, technological-advance and international trade. Globalization al so brings in India various lifestyle changes. In parallel with such changes in the lifestyles, government decided to take family planning program in both countries, which rapidly increases number of old population in the near future. It means family support systems will transform to self-support systems.

Presented in Poster Session 1: Aging, Life Course, Health, Mortality, and Health Care