Social Engagement Among Elderly Population: Empirical Evidence Based On Micro Data From Islamabad
Author: Sadia Abdullah

Ageing is a worldwide emerging problem especially for developing countries. Neglected is the speed and significance of the increasing proportion of elderly population. WHO defines the concept of ‘active ageing’ which consists of 3 components; health, social participation and security. This study emphasizes the phenomenon of social engagement among elderly population of Islamabad prior to, and elderhood as it is vital to their health and overall well-being. Descriptive statistics and parametric test is used to explore the level of social engagement prior to, and during elderhood. Different sources are also discussed with respect to their relationship with social engagement. Results show that there is no structural shift in social engagement prior to, and elderhood for the elderly population but the composition varies Supervisor:- Dr. Mahmood Khalid

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Supervisor: Mahmood Khalid
Cosupervisor: Muammad Jamil

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