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Las Caracteristicas del Adulto Mayor Peruano y las Politicas de Proteccion Social
Olivera Angulo, Javier; Clausen, Jhonatan
2014In Economia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Departamento de Economia), 37 (73), p. 75-112
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Keywords :
Social Policy; Poverty; Ageing
Abstract :
[en] The first goal of this paper is to analyze recent socio-economic characteristics of old-age people in Peru, with emphasis on poverty and social exclusion. For this, we use the National Household survey (ENAHO) of year 2011 and find that the majority of the extreme poor elderly are living in the rural area. Furthermore, only 1% of the elderly living in extreme poverty receives a pension benefit and a vast majority of them live in one or two-person households, which intensify their vulnerability. The second goal is to review the most important social and economic policies towards old-age in Peru. And finally, we review the literature and policies for the elderly implemented in other countries with the aim to describe their most relevant impacts. Overall, our document might be a useful input to think and propose new policies towards old-age people in Peru based on evidences.
Disciplines :
Social economics
Author, co-author :
Olivera Angulo, Javier ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Clausen, Jhonatan;  Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
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Las Caracteristicas del Adulto Mayor Peruano y las Politicas de Proteccion Social
Alternative titles :
[en] The profile of the Peruvian Elderly and Social Protection Policies
Publication date :
June 2014
Journal title :
Economia (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Departamento de Economia)
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Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed


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