عنوان مقاله [English]
Changes in the Everyday Life of the Older persons during the Covid-19 Pandemic; A Qualitative Study
In this study, the lived experience of the older persons in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic as a social and risk experience was analyzed and the most important changes in the everyday life of the elderly were discovered. The method of this study is based on a qualitative research design. To data collection has been used from semi-structured interviews with the elderly (or their children) and thematic analysis technique to analyze qualitative data. The results show that older persons have experienced multiple changes in their everyday life. These changes have been in economic dimensions, physical health, mental health and family and social relations. The results indicate that the issues of the elderly in the Covid-19 pandemic period are not only individual but also family and social issues. This matter refers to the importance of family and intergenerational interactions in the everyday life of the elderly. In addition, the consequences of this period on the everyday life of the older persons include not only direct effects but also indirect consequences. In this regard, we can point to the economic consequences of Covid-19 on the working life of youth and adult children, which not only led to a decrease in children's support for older parents but also led to their anxiety and worry. In addition, we can point to a decline in the health capital of the older persons and deaths which is due to the delay in following up on health status and treatment. Ageing is a social and unequal experience and these studies are very useful for the social policy of ageing and family.
Keywords: Older Persons, Everyday Life, Risk society, Social Changes, Ageing Studies, Family Studies.
 . PhD in Sociology, , Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran.
 . Assistant Professor of Demography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran.