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Give your personal response. Discuss how keeping aged parents in a 'Home for the Aged' can have positive and negative consequences. - Sociology

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Give your personal response.

Discuss how keeping aged parents in a 'Home for the Aged' can have positive and negative consequences.

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Positive consequences: In urban areas, mostly both the husband and wife are working. In such case, keeping aged parents in a ‘Home for the Aged’ might reduce loneliness of the aged people. They can interact with their peer group. They may also engage in activities of their interest.

Negative consequences: It makes aged people feel that they are unwanted and may lead to depression. The grandchildren don’t get love and care of their grandparents. It may also disrupt the fabric of society due to individualistic and selfish people who don’t care for their parents.

Concept: Measures to Tackle the Problems of Ageing
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Balbharati Sociology - Understanding Indian Society 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 6 Social Problems in India
Exercises | Q Q.6 (2) | Page 100
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