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Socio-Economic Status and Living Arrangement of Elderly People

(A Comparative Study between Baidam and Sarangkot VDC of Kaski District)

A Dissertation Submitted to:

School of Development and Social Engineering,

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

In Partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of

Masters in Population, Gender and Development

Pokhara University

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Submitted by:

Sabitra Joshi (Neupane)

PU Regd. No. 2010-3-40-00

Pokhara University

January, 2013

Pokhara University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Development and Social Engineering
Lekhnath – 12, Kaski

Decision of Dissertation Evaluation Committee

A Dissertation Entitled

“Socio-Economic Status and Living Arrangement of Elderly People”

(Comparative Study between Baidan and Sarangkot VDC, Kaski)

Having 6 Credit-Hours for the partial fulfillment of Masters of Population, Gender and Development, submitted by Sabitra Joshi (Neupane), P. U. Regd. No 2010-3-40-00 has been accepted and approved on the date 2nd January 2013.

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AKNOWLEDGEMENT

It’s my great pleasure to submit this thesis entitled “Socio-Economic Status and Living Arrangement of Elderly People” (Comparative Study between Baidam and Sarangkot VDC, A Case of Kaski District) for the partial fulfillment of requirement for my masters Degree in Population, Gender and Development program (MPGD), Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Pokhara University, Nepal.

First and foremost, my deepest acknowledgement and deepest gratitude goes to my academic supervisor Mr. Ramji Adhikari, Lecturer School of Development and Social Engineering, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Pokhara University, for his constant inspiration, continuous guidance and wholehearted support for the completion of this study.

I am grateful to Dean (SDSE) Dr. Indra Prasad Tiwari, Dr.Ananata Raj Dhungana,the program Director of SDSE, and Faculty member Lecture and program Coordinator Mr. Arjun Kumar Thapa and Lecturer Mr. Rishikesh Pandey for their invaluable suggestions and encouragement. My deepest gratitude goes to my friends Ms.Praba Bhattari,Ms.Indira Parajuli ,who indeed helped me as a painstakingly throughout this research.

My sincere thanks goes to all VDC staff of Baidam ward no 6 and Sarangkot. I would specially thanks to all senior citizen of Methalange ,Gyarjati and Baidam for providing me their time and valuable information.I am much greatful to my father in law Durga Datta Neupane and Mr. Krishna Gautum, social worker of Methalane who gives me his valuable time during my filed work.

I am much thankful to information and documentation centre DDC, (Kaski), Information centre, Pokhara sub-metropolis.I also thankful to “Ageing Nepal” for their regular support for completing my dissertation. Finally, but most importantly, all the inspiration and the courage to take this journey came from my family ,my mother Devi Joshi, aunties Sita Pandey, Gaura Risal ,Ambika Pandey, Jayanti Pandey and Mama ,Tilak Bikram Pandey for their generous support. Enormous credit goes to my husband Hem Raj Neupane and my daughter Tribisa for supporting me the entire time wholeheartedly. My daughter also deserves gratitude for her tolerance.

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Sabitra Joshi

January 2013

ABSTRACT

This study aims to identify the living arrangement of elderly people...
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