Accepted paper:

Comparative study of old age dependency ratio of tribal and non-tribal dominance of north eastern states of India: a geographical perspective

Author:

Markynti Swer (North Eastern Hill University)

Paper short abstract:

This paper aims at mapping and understanding one of the indicators of ageing population-the old age dependency ratio from 1971-2001 in the Tribal and Non-Tribal Dominated areas of the North East India.

Paper long abstract:

Old Age Dependency Ratio is a very important indicator for the society and for the country as a whole. All over the world particularly in the more developed countries ageing population is pronounced due to low fertility and high life expectancy. The increase in the dependency ratio is due to the increase in longevity. Developing countries in near future will enjoy the huge working force; this trend will reduce in the future due to the change in the elements of population. India is no exception from this. North Eastern region of India is a home to diverse ethnic groups, these groups speak different language and have varied socio cultural traditions. The region has extreme heterogeneity in terms of concentration of the tribal population across the region characterized by diverse social, structural and cultural patterns. This paper aims at mapping and understanding one of the indicators of ageing population-the old age dependency ratio in the Tribal and Non-Tribal Dominated areas of the North East India.

panel G07
Tribal situation in India's North-east: emerging issues and ongoing anthropological attention