Service Requirements for the Aged in Bangladesh

13 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2018

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Md. Jahangir Alam

University of Dhaka

Ismail Hossain

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Nazrul Islam

Canadian University of Bangladesh

Muhammad Mamun

University of Dhaka - Institute of Business Administration

Date Written: February 3, 2018

Abstract

This paper attempts to identify the service requirements for the aged in Bangladesh. As aging is a matter of social concern, this study identifies the problems and limitations of the services provided for the aged. Secondary data were used to conduct this study. Findings show that being sympathized to the elders, some government and voluntary institutions are taking part to mitigate their sufferings that are mostly inadequate and cumbersome to the elders. This could be attributed by the disorganization of the services, social myths and prejudice, social structures, negative attitude towards the aged and value conflict. Expansion of community care services for the aged, social security programs, counseling, awareness campaign etc. are the few recommendations by which this problem could be addressed.

Suggested Citation

Alam, Md. Jahangir and Hossain, Ismail and Islam, Nazrul and Mamun, Muhammad, Service Requirements for the Aged in Bangladesh (February 3, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3117272 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3117272

Md. Jahangir Alam

University of Dhaka ( email )

University of Dhaka
Ramna, Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

Ismail Hossain

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology ( email )

Sylhet, 3114
Bangladesh

Nazrul Islam (Contact Author)

Canadian University of Bangladesh ( email )

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Dhaka, 1213
Bangladesh
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Muhammad Mamun

University of Dhaka - Institute of Business Administration ( email )

University of Dhaka
Dhaka, 1000
Bangladesh

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