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Legal Framework for the Aged: Progress and Pitfalls in India's Elderly Welfare Policies

Author(s) SANJOLI NAGPAL
Country India
Abstract Old age is the most vulnerable phase of human life cycle. It is at this phase that the elderly requires maximum care and protection. But the sociocultural changes associated with the globalization and development has weakened the traditional values and family support systems for senior citizens. There is an increase in the prevalence of elder abuse and difficulties in getting appropriate care and support. The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (MWP) Act came into existence in the year 2007 is an important legislation in India which provides maintenance support to elderly parents and senior citizens and also safeguarded the elderly from exploitation and abuse. Considering the challenges it poised an immediate need to incorporate the necessary amendments was felt and the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2019 was passed. The new Act was passed so that the act gets more pragmatic value and becomes and important tool for elderly care and protection and reduce vulnerabilities and ensure holistic care with support in various bio-psycho-social domains.
Keywords Right to Maintenance, Elderly, Elder Abuse, Elder Exploitation, Elderly Care, Protection
Field Sociology > Administration / Law / Management
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-06
Cite This Legal Framework for the Aged: Progress and Pitfalls in India's Elderly Welfare Policies - SANJOLI NAGPAL - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.14415
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.14415
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtmbjr

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