Title: Active ageing: a way for social sustainability in ageing Indian society

Authors: Shikha Kumari; Alka Sharma

Addresses: Department of Humanities and Social Science, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Department of Humanities and Social Science, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda sets out a universal action plan for achieving sustainable development in a balanced way and seeks to promote human rights of all people, for all sections of society, at all ages, with a specific focus on the most vulnerable section, i.e., older people. The segment of older people in India has been increasing at a high rate lately, and this pattern will be the same in the coming years. The objective of this study is to examine the role of active ageing in achieving social sustainability of older people. For the conceptual framework of the study, two key components of social sustainability, i.e., well-being and social justice, has been taken into consideration. Data is collected from elderly respondents in residential colonies of NCR, India, through semi-structured interviews. The analysis shows social sustainability is the natural outcome of the various engagements of the active aged individuals.

Keywords: sustainable development; social sustainability; active ageing; elderly; well-being engagements; case study.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2022.10044897

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.7 - 22

Received: 07 Oct 2019
Accepted: 18 May 2020

Published online: 08 Feb 2022 *

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