Charles, Karen

Karen Charles
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Social Tranformations: Pathways to Residential Care for Older People in West Bengal
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Vanessa Burholt and Dr Paul Nash
Supervising school:
Centre for Innovative Ageing,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Little is known about the impact of rapid social transformations in India on the networks of older people. The development of residential care homes suggest that the relationship between the individual, family and state in contemporary India has changed.

Aims: to focus on the intersection between population ageing, migration and social change to understand the reasons that older people enter care homes in W. Bengal.