Study of Effect of Disability on the Social Exclusion of Elderly Varamin Town

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate professor in Social Policy, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran

2 MA. in Social Welfare and Planning, Allame Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran



Elderly people as an important part of society may sometimes be neglected, while age related issues become more and more important as their population grows. Social exclusion of the elderly is likely to increase with disease and disability. Problems and costs resulting from the neglect of the elderly, especially elderly people with disabilities in relation to the need for further research. In this research, we study the impact of disability on social exclusion of elderly with use of survey method and 378 questionnaires among varamins elderly. This people choose by random stratified sampling. The results indicating that disability associated with social exclusion, that disabled elderly are more at risk of social exclusion. On the other side, healthy elderly and disabled are close together in terms of the political and cultural dimensions of exclusion and same on the economic front. Disabled elderly only in social dimension of exclusion received higher scores than healthy elderly.


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