Describes the income security, health status, and health care coverage of older persons in Mexico and presents policy recommendations that may lead to increased old-age income security and health in Mexico.
Mexican citizens are living longer and overall have experienced an improvement in the quality of life compared to that of prior generations. However, the demographic transition in Mexico, combined with the lack of formal sources of income in retirement, places many older persons in a state of financial insecurity.
Describes the income security, health status, and health care coverage of older persons in Mexico and presents policy recommendations that may lead to increased old-age income security and health in Mexico (Spanish-language version).
Improving labour force participation and reducing income inequality require social investment in the groups at risk. This study identifies challenges and suggests ideas for policymakers to improve the situation.
The economic crisis of 2008 undid much of Europe's progress in employment and economic growth over the previous 20 years. A RAND Europe study proposes that European institutions should focus on policies that support the most vulnerable groups in society in order to grow employment and reduce income inequality.
Substance use among homeless men is associated with health problems and riskier personal networks. These findings underscore the importance of interventions that focus on improving mental health and mitigating the drug-using norms of personal networks.
Features discuss energy strategies for Israel, the economic recession, and Iran's leadership; other items discuss the KC-10 fleet, air pollution and hospital costs, no-fault insurance, silica litigation, poverty reduction, and political polarization.
Assists school-based mental health professionals, school personnel, and child welfare social workers in adapting two school-based interventions for use with youth in foster care who have symptoms of distress following exposure to trauma.
Youth with more substance users in their networks reported greater alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana consumption. Network-based interventions may be a means to enhance pro-social influences and reduce exposure to substance use for this population.
Homeless women who have a high commitment to their partner and experience physical violence are more likely to have unprotected sex. Trust in condom efficacy and perceived low susceptibility to HIV make women less likely to engage in risky sex.
Depressed Latino patients receiving care in public-sector clinics preferred counseling or counseling/medication over medication alone. Compared to usual care, those receiving collaborative care were 21 times as likely to receive preferred treatment.
This article uses matched survey and administrative data to estimate, as of 2006, the size of the population eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), which was designed to provide "extra help" with premiums, deductibles, and copayments for Medicare Part D beneficiaries with low income and limited assets.