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Poverty among older people in Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Leonardo Gasparini

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

  • Javier Alejo

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

  • Francisco Haimovich

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

  • Sergio Olivieri

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

  • Leopoldo Tornarolli

    (CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)

Abstract

This paper provides evidence on the incidence of poverty among older people in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), based on household survey microdata from 20 countries. The situation of older people is characterised in terms of income, education, health and access to services vis-�-vis the rest of the population. The paper identifies the role played by the current pension systems in LAC, and assesses the efforts needed to achieve substantial improvements towards the reduction of old age poverty. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 176-207

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:22:y:2010:i:2:p:176-207

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  1. Ravallion, Martin & Datt, Gaurav & van de Walle, Dominique, 1991. "Quantifying Absolute Poverty in the Developing World," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 37(4), pages 345-61, December.
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  3. Leonardo Gasparini & Leopoldo Tornarolli, 2007. "Labor Informality in Latin America and the Caribbean: Patterns and Trends from Household Survey Microdata," CEDLAS, Working Papers 0046, CEDLAS, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
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  1. Javier Olivera & Blanca Zuluaga, 2013. "The ex-ante effects of non-contributory pensions in Colombia and Peru," Working Papers 201314, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.
  2. Ojimba, Thankgod Peter, 1. "Socio-Demographic Factors As Determinants Of Poverty In Crude Oil Polluted Crop Farms In Rivers State, Nigeria," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), Niğde University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 1.

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