Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161600
Authors: 
Arza, Camila
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/29
Abstract: 
Over the past two decades, many Latin American countries have expanded the economic protection of older adults by developing non-contributory pensions or making eligibility rules more flexible. These policies have addressed long-standing coverage gaps in Latin American pension systems and contributed to incorporating a large number of older adults in the social protection system. The paper examines the main design features of non-contributory pensions and how they interact with pre-existing contributory systems. It identifies the different types of coverage expansion strategies across Latin America and discusses three different country experiences - Argentina, Bolivia, and Colombia - in greater detail.
Subjects: 
coverage
equality
old age
non-contributory pensions
social pensions
social security
JEL: 
I31
I38
J14
J46
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-253-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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