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.
Cognitive Aging, Neuropathology, and ResilienceSeptember 8, 2014
The RAND Summer Institute (RSI) is comprised of conferences addressing critical issues facing our aging population. The primary aim of the RSI is to expose scholars interested in the study of aging to a wide range of research being conducted in fields beyond their own specialties. The video here is of a session from the 21st Annual RAND Summer Institute, held July 7–11, 2014, in Santa Monica, California.
Because spending in retirement tends to decline with age, a new study finds that 72 percent of Americans are adequately prepared for retirement: 81 percent of married persons and 57 percent of single persons. Women are less prepared than men.
The Affordable Care Act lowered the value of disability insurance over other options for health insurance, increased SSDI applications in counties with high health insurance rates, and increased public expenditures on health care.
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.