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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 68-73
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.010


Elderly Women in Unorganized Sector: A Study in Hisar
Sumit Sheoran*, Sheela Sangwan and Arti Kumari
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, I.C. College of Home Science, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana- 125004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An elderly or old age woman comprises the later part of life; the period of life after youth and middle age. The elderly women lived in vulnerable conditions and don’t have any vocational skills in order to earn their livelihood as their whole life is spent doing household work and their physical health didn’t allowed them to work. They faced vulnerability in the psychological, economical, physical and social areas. The elderly women in unorganized sector were living in susceptible conditions and they were given less importance. It was important to understand the problems faced by the elderly in unorganized sector and the conditions under which they are living. By keeping in view the above scenario, the present study was conducted with first objective i.e., to study the current scenario of elderly women working in unorganized sector in Hisar. Second objective was to understand the socio-economic background and relationship of the elderly women with their family members. To study the elderly women workers in unorganized sectors, 100 respondents were selected through the convenient sampling method. It was found that majority of the elderly had average kind of health. One-fourth of the respondents were having fairly good health status. Few of them were unaware about their health status due to the lack of knowledge regarding health. Most of the elderly stays with chief earner of the family whereas one-third of the respondents do not stay with chief earner. As far as support of family is concerned, it was reported that half of the elderly women were not supported by their son whereas one-third of elderly were found to be supported by their family. In order to become familiar with elderly women’s problems it is important to study elderly women in unorganized sector so that possible steps can be taken to improve their present status.


Keywords: Unorganized sector, Elderly women, Health status of elderly
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Sumit Sheoran, Sheela Sangwan and Arti Kumari. 2019. Elderly Women in Unorganized Sector: A Study in Hisar.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 68-73. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.010