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The increase in the phenomenon of “lonely elderly” women/two thirds of “elderly without a spouse” are women

Hossamuddin Allameh, the former head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly of the country, in an interview with the social welfare reporter of Fars News Agency, stated that the gender of the elderly in Iran has moved towards feminization, and stated: Feminization of the elderly in Iran is a very important issue, in 1375 We had about 116 elderly men for every 100 elderly women, while last year, 1400, there were 92 elderly men for every 100 elderly women. With this statement, it can be said that the gender of old age in Iran has become feminine.

The former head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly of the country noted about the consequences of the feminization of the elderly in Iran: Since two-thirds of the elderly without a spouse are women, and the economic dependence of the elderly women is higher, and on the other hand, the social presence of the elderly women in the society is less, we In the next decade, we will face the phenomenon of increasing “lonely elderly” women who have more problems, and this will make the management of the aging phenomenon more difficult.

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