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AGE WELL NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2012
Agewell Foundation dedicates March issue of Age Well Newsletter to older women.
Recently, Agewell Foundation has brought out a study document on status of older women in India. Excerpts from the study document are given below.
OLDER WOMEN IN INDIA –A REPORT
India’s elderly population has already crossed 100 million mark during 2011. As per analysis of census data and projections, elderly population sex ratio is in favor of female elderly. As per the census 2011, whereas for total Indian population sex ratio is in favor of male population in ratio 940:1000, for elderly at (60+) population it’s in favor of elderly women by 1022:1000. (Source: Report of the Technical Group on Population Projections constituted by the National Commission on Population, May 2006 published by the Office of the Registrar General, India.)
Elderly population analysis shows that in upper age groups, population of older women is increasing remarkably. At the age of 65, 70, 75 & 80 there are 1310, 159…