In order to assess the well-being of the older population in Pakistan, the Social Protection
Resource Centre (SPRC) conducted a survey on Old Age Well-being in major cities of
Pakistan. The sample universe was the old age population of Pakistan i.e., those aged 55
years and above. The survey employed cluster sampling, within each city, respondents were
profiled according to their economic class i.e., upper class, middle class, and lower class,
based on geographical divisions. Within each cluster, Simple Random Sampling (SRS)
the technique was used for respondent selection.
The questionnaire for the survey had 12 sections; demographics, socio-economic situation,
physical health, mental health, alienation/loneliness, social participation/integration, social
assistance, the impact of COVID-19, stereotyping, discrimination and abuse, awareness and
enabling environment, and life satisfaction. Based on the OECD Individual Well-being
The framework, the SPRC Survey establishes five dimensions i.e., Socio-Economic Status, Health,
Dignity & Respect, Independence & Social Protection.