In the last decade Mexico has implemented several programs with different strategies for supporting the elderly population at the federal and state level. RAND analyzed the most important federal noncontributory program for supporting the elderly, Programa 70 y más.
Aging and Retirement
Rising incomes and medical advances are allowing people throughout the world to live well beyond traditional retirement ages. At the same time, declining birthrates mean that fewer prime-age workers are available to support retirees. The aging of the world's population has profound implications for all aspects of civil society. RAND Labor and Population research and analysis provides the facts necessary to guide the development of informed policy throughout this long-term transition.
RAND Labor and Population is home to some of the world's most distinguished experts on the demography and economics of aging. Their pioneering research — on such topics as the determinants of retirement and disability, consumption and savings behavior, and the role of family and social support systems — is helping decisionmakers to evaluate the effects of alternative policies.
Geographic Targeting in Urban Areas: A Social-Welfare Program for Older People in MexicoJuly 1, 2014
This report details a comparison of the results of a social-gap index based on local and social observations at the block level with other marginalization and social-gap rates used to target social-welfare programs in Mexico. It also assesses the feasibility of targeting delivery of noncontributory pensions for older people who live in urban areas.
Policy options to improve dementia long-term care include those that increase public awareness and promote earlier detection, improve access to and quality of services, increase support to family caregivers, and reduce the cost burden.
In 2010, 15 percent of Americans older than age 70 had dementia. By 2050, the number of new dementia cases among those 65 and older is expected to double. This blueprint outlines policy options to help decisionmakers improve dementia long-term services and supports (LTSS) by promoting earlier detection, improving access to LTSS, promoting person- and caregiver-centered care, supporting caregivers, and reducing dementia LTSS costs.
Estimating Intensive and Extensive Tax Responsiveness: Do Older Workers Respond to Income Taxes?June 18, 2014
Studies the impact of income and payroll taxes on intensive and extensive labor supply decisions for workers ages 55-74 using the Health and Retirement Study.
Dementia's Mounting Toll on the U.S. EconomyMay 27, 2014
Dementia costs Americans hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and the annual cost could top half a trillion by 2040 due to the "graying" of the U.S. population. This infographic shows the soaring economic costs and caseload of dementia.