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One fourth of elderly population living alone in India

One fourth of elderly population living alone in India

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Despite breaching the 1 billion population mark, 23.44% of Indian elderly live alone. Agewell Foundation NGO makes this revelation after working on the sample size of 10,000 elderly people, from 20 states of the country. Survey also shows that 48.88% elderly are living with their spouse and 26.5% are living with elderly children or other family members. The condition is worse in Urban areas as compared to rural.

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