Social Inclusion of Older Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic

Parikalpana: KIIT Journal of Management 2020

9 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2020

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Rabi Subudhi

KIIT Deemed to be University, School of Management

Srikant Das

KIIT University - School of Management

Sonalimayee Sahu

KIIT School of Management

Date Written: December 24, 2020

Abstract

Many people, during this COVID – pandemic ‘forced lockdowns’, are currently restricting themselves in their indoor areas. Though all age groups are affected, elderly people are suffering more severely with this infectious pandemic. As social distancing is the new norm, ‘distanced-socially’ is a new threat to the seniors or elderly people. When young adults and working professionals remain busy in their daily activities, done mostly through internet, the elderly people in same family feel isolated and distanced. The present paper examines the social inclusion issues of elderly people, particularly during COVID pandemic, and discusses the role of internet based social applications, in helping social inclusion of elderly people.

Keywords: Social Inclusion, COVID pandemic, mobile applications, digital inclusion

JEL Classification: M10

Suggested Citation

Subudhi, Rabi and Das, Srikant and Sahu, Sonalimayee, Social Inclusion of Older Adults during COVID-19 Pandemic (December 24, 2020). Parikalpana: KIIT Journal of Management 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3755830

Rabi Subudhi (Contact Author)

KIIT Deemed to be University, School of Management ( email )

Srikant Das

KIIT University - School of Management ( email )

Campus - 7
Bhubaneswar, 751024
India

Sonalimayee Sahu

KIIT School of Management ( email )

India
751024 (Phone)

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