LASI: An Overview of Work Status and Health Among Older Indians
“An overview of work status and health among older Indians: Evidence from the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)” — an online seminar by Hamied Faculty Fellow Aparajita Chattopadhyay, PhD, Professor Department of Population and Development, Associate Head, Centre of Demography of Gender, International Institute for Population Sciences. This seminar is presented in the Environmental Health Sciences Department’s Climate and Health Seminar Series.
The Longitudinal Aging Study in India (LASI) was launched in 2017, interviewing over 73,000 respondents aged 45 and above, and their spouses regardless of age. Questions were asked about health, healthcare access and utilization, work status, family and social support, social insurance coverage, retirement pension, and economic situation across 36 states and union territories of India (IIPS 2020). Through this talk, we will understand the basics of LASI instrument components, with special reference to work characteristics and health condition. A key question when considering older adult employment in India is whether work in old age indicates deprivation. The answer is mixed. Further, the presentation will throw light on some interesting issues that are worth exploring in Indian context. The LASI report for reference is here.
Register for this Zoom seminar at: tinyurl.com/CACLASI