Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/189610
Authors: 
Gasparini, Leonardo
Alejo, Javier
Haimovich, Francisco
Olivieri, Sergio
Tornarolli, Leopoldo
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Documento de Trabajo 55
Abstract: 
This paper provides evidence on the incidence of poverty among the elderly in Latin America and the Caribbean, based on household survey microdata from 20 countries. The situation of older people is characterized in terms of income, employment, education, health and access to services vis-à-vis the rest of the population. The paper identifies the role played by the current pension systems in Latin America, and assesses the efforts needed to achieve substantial improvements toward the reduction of old-age poverty.
Subjects: 
elderly
ageing
poverty
Latin America
Caribbean
JEL: 
D3
I32
O54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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