Volume No. :   7

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Developmental problems of ageing: Case study of Meghalaya

Address:   Dr. Markynti Swer
Guest Lecturer, Department of Geography, NEHU, Shillong
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DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5828.2016.00048.6

Meghalaya recently has been adding significantly to its aged population. The distinctive aspect of this largely tribal society is its continuation of a social order, which is matrilineal. The women enjoy a much higher social status particularly based on a system of inheritance along female line and matri-local marriage institution. It may therefore be exceedingly interesting to examine the issue of the aged section and care of the aged in such a society that distinguishes itself from the rest not only in North-East but also from rest of the country.
Tribal, matrilineal, inheritance, social order.
Markynti Swer. Developmental problems of ageing: Case study of Meghalaya. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 7(4): October- December, 2016, 293-304.
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