International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART D
Study on economic security of the elderly in Jorhat town
Author(s): Olivia Sunny, Dr. Minoti Phukan
Economicrnsecurity is defined as a financial status where elders have sufficient incomern(pension, retirement savings and other sources) to cover basic and necessaryrnliving expenses. Economic dependency isrnan unending situation in which countries, economies and economic agents dependrnon each other for economic and non-economic reasons. The present study entitledrn“A Study on Economic security of the elderly in Jorhat town” was undertaken inrnthe Jorhat District during the year 2014 with the objectives to study therneconomic security, economic dependency and the effect of economic insecurity onrnhealth of the elderly. All total of 30 elderly were selected from Jorhat Town.rnAn interview schedule was prepared as a tool for data collection. The collectedrndata were coded and analyzed. The findings of the study revealed that majorityrnof the respondents were economically dependent on others and it was alsornobserved that majority of the elderly were economically secure. But it wasrnfound that majority of the elderly were having health problems.
How to cite this article:
Olivia Sunny, Dr. Minoti Phukan. Study on economic security of the elderly in Jorhat town. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(1):224-227.