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Work Participation of Elderly in Haryana - A Case Study of District Rohtak

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, INDIA
  • 2 Gaur College, Rohtak, Haryana, INDIA
  • 3 Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (Evening), Delhi University, New Delhi, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 55-62, December,14 (2015)


The present study deals with the work participation rate of elderly in District Rohtak of Haryana. The study is largely based on secondary data. However for an in-depth inquiry a sample survey of 500 elderly persons from different age strata was selected. The study revealed that the work participation rate of male and female elderly decreases with age. However, the female participation rate is higher than the males. Per cent share of employed elderly decreases with increasing distances from the city. It is found that 91.37 per cent of the respondents were employed during their active age and now getting family pension whereas remaining 8.87 per cent are working as casual workers in industry and agriculture.


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