What is it about?

The aim of this study is twofold, first, to estimate the prevalence of multiple disabilities among the older population in India; second, to examine the socio economic determinants of multiple disabilities among the older population.

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Why is it important?

The distinctiveness of this study can be primarily found in the type of the data used, the assessment of additional disability dimensions, and the inclusion of differentials such as living arrangement, social network and work status as part of the analysis. Overall, the study with its robust statistical assessment provides a number of key insights into the social, economic security, and health care needs of the disabled older population in India.

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This page is a summary of: Burden of multiple disabilities among the older population in India, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, February 2013, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/01443331311295181.
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