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Longitudinal Ageing Study In India (LASI) 2021 Report : Key Points

Longitudinal Ageing Study In India :

Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) is a national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population aging in India. The report was recently released.

Key findings:

  • At least five percent of India’s elderly population (aged 60 years and above) stated they experienced ill-treatment in 2020.
  • Bihar records the highest share of elderly persons ill-treated in India.
  • Among the elderly who felt ill-treated, 77.3 percent complained of verbal/emotional ill-treatment that can harm their self-worth or emotional well-being.
  • The emotional harm that may emerge from verbal or emotional abuse encompasses torture, sorrow, fear, perverse emotional discomfort, loss of personal pride or sovereignty.
  • Among those who reported as experiencing ill-treatment, the victims of physical ill-treatment were the highest in Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Elderly respondents experiencing verbal/emotional ill-treatment was the highest in the states of Uttarakhand.