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Social Networks, Family, and Care Giving Among Older Adults in India

  • January 2012
  • Book Chapter
Berkman, Lisa, Sekher, T.V., Capistrant, Benjamin & Zheng, Yuhui

Publication Title: Aging in Asia: Findings From New and Emerging Data Initiatives

Abstract: The aim of this chapter is to provide a description of family and network ties among older men and women in India and to illustrate the dynamic interplay between caregiving and receiving among older people. In this chapter, we present findings from the Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) pilot study, a cross-sectional survey of men and women over the age of 45 and their spouses in four states in India. In all our analysis, we will only include participants aged 45 and older: spouses younger than 45 were excluded because they were a representative sample of the population of their ages.

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