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.
Self-employment, Health Insurance, and Return Migration of Middle-Aged and Elderly Mexican MalesMay 11, 2015
In this study, the authors analyze the labor-market dynamics of middle-aged and older men in Mexico.
Examines if and how financial advisors are influenced by their compensation schemes and how this influence impacts retail investors' financial well-being.
Potential Economic Effects on Individual Retirement Account Markets and Investors of DOL's Proposed Rule Concerning the Definition of a 'Fiduciary'April 28, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration's proposed new rule, 29 CFR Part 2510, "Definition of the Term "Fiduciary," for the purpose of protecting retirement investors from self-dealing (i.e., investment advisors acting in their own interests to the detriment of their clients) in professional advice to retirement investors. The paper analyzes potential effects of the rule on IRA markets and investors.
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.