ELDERLY PEOPLE

24 April, 2015

PENSIONS AT A GLANCE: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (OECD/IDB/THE WORLD BANK)

Recíprocamente informs that the IDB, the OECD and the World Bank recently published a new report on pensions in Latin America. We selected some elements of this text that seems particularly relevant : “The biggest pension policy challenge faced by most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) today […]
17 April, 2015

DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES AND SOCIAL PROTECTION: PROBLEMS FOR THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL MODEL (Enrico Pugliese & Mattia Vitiello)

National welfare systems differ from one country to another. Taking into account the traditional subdivisions of welfare systems in Europe (universal, meritocratic-contributory, and residual), we may see how the meritocratic model prevails in continental and Mediterranean countries while the universal model is typical of Scandinavian countries. The latter entails the generalization of […]
17 April, 2015

INTEGRATED LONG TERM CARE FOR VULNERABLE ELDERLY AS A COMMON CHALLENGE TO DEVELOPED COUNTRIES – INSIGHT FROM THE RESEARCH PROJECT POLIA INLOVE (Blanche Le Bihan and Alis Sopadzhiyan)

General Context– Why is comparative research on coordination and integration policies in the elderly care field needed? As a result of increased life expectancy, policies regarding old people in need of care (also referred to as long term care policies) represent a major public health issue in Europe and in […]
17 April, 2015

ACTORS OF THE ARTICULATION OF LONG TERM ELDERLY CARE POLICIES (European Social Network)

How to organize a system of elderly care? What are the different institutional and not institutional roles involved? How to ensure access to the highest quality levels? How to overcome increased economic impact? How to encourage easy access to the system for elderly dependents? “Contracting for Quality”, a report by […]
17 April, 2015

EXPANDING ECONOMIC PROTECTION TO THE ELDERLY IN LATIN AMERICA

Reciprocamente suggests a recent article published in the International Social Security Review (Volume 68, Issue 1) “Expanding economic protection to the elderly in Latin America” written by Rafael Rofman and Ignacio Apellaof World Bank and Evelyn Vezzaof CEDLAS. This article addresses the reforms introduced in Latin American pension systems that […]
17 April, 2015

A THOUSAND WAYS OF GROWING OLD (Lluís Francesc Peris Cancio)

We all grow old. Time is given to everyone alike, but not all of us live the passage of time in the same way. Some show it more than others do but, inexorably, we all evolve. We do not altogether stop being what we have been so far, but we […]
17 April, 2015

CHILE IS GETTING READY TO ENSURE A QUALITY LIFE FOR ITS ELDERLY POPULATION (Nélida Redondo)

In the last decades the transformation experiencedby the Chilean population has seen an acceleration. Both the reduction of the general fertility rate, which reached a position slightly below the level of fertility (TFR 1.90) and the increased longevity due to a longer life expectancy for elders contributed to heightendemographic ageing, […]
17 April, 2015

LIFE EXPECTANCY GAINS AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS FOR THE ELDERLY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (Population Reference Bureau)

This new article from Paola Scommegna and Marlene Lee published by the Population Reference Bureauin its review Today’s Research on Aging presents the work of different researchers from the US and other countries”that can help policymakers plan for the well-being of aging populations in LAC countries”. Concerning the demographic evolution […]
16 April, 2015

REPORT OF THE OBSERVATORY ON ELDERLY PEOPLE (OISS)

Recíprocamente invites readers to consult the third report of the Observatory on elderly people of the Iberoamerican Cooperation Programme on the situation of the elderly. This report is a source of high quality data to evaluate the main needs of the elderly in the Latin-American space. The demographic dimension obviously […]