HelpAge India felt the urgency to take up the issue of elder abuse in the country for the purpose of advocacy on safety and security of the older persons; hence, the need for a study to understand the prevalence and extent of abuse across cities, perception of abuse among elderly, reporting behaviour and reasons behind.

HelpAge India has been conducting similar surveys for the past several years. This year’s survey (2018) on elder abuse was conducted in 23 cities of India by interviewing elderly above 60 years of age. This study aims to understand the spread, type and extent of elder abuse in India, impact of social media & technology, and awareness of elders on Redressal Measures in Tier-1 & Tier-2 cities across 23 States/ UTs in India. The target group included 5,014  male and female elder aged 60 years and above belonging to SEC category B / C and D. The study used mixed method approach for data collection. The field work was carried out by HelpAge and Ipsos Research Private Limited during May 2018.

Language: English
Published: HelpAge India, 2018
Size: 6 MB