Red de Desarrollo Social de América Latina y el Caribe
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Social Protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics 2017-19


Autor institucional : OIT
Autor/Autores: OIT
Fecha de publicación: Septiembre 2018
Alcance geográfico: Mundial
Publicado en: Suiza
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Resumen: This Report shows that significant progress has been made in extending coverage of pension systems in developing countries. Most of these countries achieve universal coverage through a combination of social insurance (providing higher benefits) and basic social assistance. Developing countries which have achieved universal coverage include Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Cabo Verde, China, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Zanzibar (Tanzania). Other developing countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Chile, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Uruguay are close to achieve the goal of universal coverage. However, the right to social protection of older persons is not yet a reality for most people in low-income countries. In many, less than 20 per cent of those who have reached the legal retirement age receive a pension. In these countries, an important proportion of the elderly still depend heavily on family support.



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