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.
Disability Insurance and the Great RecessionApril 15, 2015
Estimates the effect of labor market conditions on the number of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance, the number and composition of initial allowances and denials, and the timing of applications relative to disability onset.
Harmonization of Cross-National Studies of Aging to the Health and Retirement Study: USER GUIDE, Health Behavior, Version AFebruary 26, 2015
User guide (health behavior, version A) for the harmonization of cross-national studies of aging to the health and retirement study.
Does Delay Cause Decay? The Effect of Administrative Decision Time on the Labor Force Participation and Earnings of Disability ApplicantsFebruary 25, 2015
Measures the causal effect of time out of the labor force on subsequent employment of Social Security Disability Insurance applicants and distinguishes it from the discouragement effect of receiving disability benefits.
How Do Management Fees Affect Retirement Wealth Under Mexico's Personal Retirement Accounts System?February 16, 2015
In 1997, Mexico transformed its pay-as-you-go social security system to a fully funded system with personal retirement accounts, including management fees. This article examines changes in retirement wealth resulting from this new system.
Male Labor Force Participation and Social Security in MexicoFebruary 16, 2015
The retirement incentives of the Mexican social security system affect retirement behavior, and may be one of the main contributors to early retirement decisions, particularly for lower-income populations.