Who will care for the elder caregiver? Outlining theoretical approaches and future research questions

Subharati Ghosh, Benjamin D Capistrant, Greta Friedemann-Sanchez

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Abstract

The goal of the current chapter is to explore some of the popular theoretical frameworks used to study the experiences of caregivers. The chapter discusses the relevance of these theoretical frameworks in the context of India, and compare and contrasts them to research in the West. It critically examines household living arrangements and complexities in identifying the primary caregiver in India, especially in the context of elder care in multigenerational households. The chapter concludes by discussing the knowledge gaps and the way forward to study caregiving issues around the elderly in India.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives in Social Gerontology
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages23-43
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9789811016547
ISBN (Print)9789811016530
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Caregiving
  • Family structure
  • Living arrangement
  • Theories

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