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ABOUT THE BOOK

This book brilliantly illustrates the vibrant and engaging debates on migration and well-being of elderly studies.

This book has been divided into eight chapters including conclusion. In the introduction, the book explores and understands migration patterns from India to England ( UK) particularly focusing on Doaba region of Punjab. Second chapter emphasizes on research settings specifying historical and demographic dimensions of Doaba (Punjab) and England (UK). Third chapter summarizes conceptual clarification and literature survey includes comprehensive insights on theoretical and methodological approaches. Fourth chapter throws light on policies, legislations and institutions for older persons in India and in UK in a comparative perspective. Fifth chapter examines family structure and socioeconomic status of elderly Punjabis in Punjab. Sixth chapter discusses family structure and socioeconomic status of elderly Punjabis in England (UK) Seventh chapter compares several issues such as remittances, pension, social security , health services, isolation and loneliness, social exclusion in Punjab and England (UK). Last but not least, conclusion has been summarized in the eighth chapter. This book will certainly be useful to the scholars, academicians, policy makers, and particularly to the students who are working on migration, ageing and related discipline since it addresses the array of issues associated with old age, remittances, social security, isolation, loneliness, intergenerational relationship, integration processes and social exclusion.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr . Rahul Kumar has earned his doctorate in Sociology from Centre for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawahar lal Nehru University, Delhi. He has completed two Master of Arts one in Sociology and other in Journalism and Mass Communication from Mudurai Kamaraj University. Before coming to the academic field he was a permanent employee of Indian Airlines (now called Air India) for two decades and held various technical and administrative posts while serving at various national airports. He took voluntary retirement in 2005 and decided to fulfill his dream of affixing acronym 'Dr' to his name so he accomplished the difficult task.

He has also edited a book on University Grant Commission (UGC) Net Exams. He is an executive member of Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT). He is also a member of the editorial team of GRFDT. He also has published a number of research articles in national and international journals.

Currently, he is a 'Chief of Bureau' with the Asian Independent online newspaper published from United Kingdom. He is a regular contributor of articles, news on various social, economic, political and international affairs.

CONTENT

Foreword .................................................................................................... .. 9

Acknowledgements .................................................................................... 13

List of Tables .............................................................................................. 15

List of Maps ............................................................................................... 17

Abbreviations ............................................................................................. 19

I. Introduction ................................................................................ 21

II. Research Settings ....................................................................... 43

III. Conceptual Clarifications and Literature Survey ........................ 55

IV. Policies, Legislation and Institutions For Older Persons in India and UK ............................................................. 85

V. Family Structure and Socio-economic Status of Elderly Punjabis in Punjab ....................................................... 105

VI. Family Structure and Socio-Economic Status of Elderly Punjabis in England (UK) ........................................ 129

VII. Elderly Punjabis in Punjab and England (UK): A Comparison ... 151

VIII. Conclusion ............................................................................... 175

Bibliography ............................................................................ 187

Index ........................................................................................ 195


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