Year: 2018 | Month: March | Volume 63 | Issue 1
Population Ageing in India and West Bengal among Scheduled
Castes (SC) Population
The present study deals with the phenomenon of population ageing among SC population in India and West Bengal. Remarkable shrinkages of population pyramids on SC population for India and West Bengal over 2001–2011 indicates a decline in fertility leading to an increase in the proportion of elderly population. More per cent of elderly females are living in West Bengal than those in India. Per cent of working elderly among SC population is lesser than that among ST population in India and West Bengal. Per cent of working elders among SC population in West Bengal is very low compared to that in India. Per cent of currently married elderly among SC population is higher than that among ST population in both India and West Bengal. Prevalence of disabilities of elderly among SC population is almost similar to elderly among ST population both in India and West Bengal. Literacy rate of elderly among SC population in West Bengal is better than that in India. Literacy rate among elderly females of SC population is very low compared to that of elderly males. Elderly persons among SC population are in a better position compared to ST population both in India and West Bengal.
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