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    Perceptions and experiences of access to public healthcare by people with disabilities and older people in Uganda

    BioMed Central, 2014
    In the year 2000, a set of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were presented as a way to channel global efforts into the reduction of poverty and the promotion of social development.
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    Pension funds in Chile: bringing the state back in

    Institute of Economic Research, Poland / Instytut Badań Gospodarczych, 2017
    The Chilean reform pioneered a shift in old-age security systems away from public pension schemes on the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis towards individual pension schemes on capital basis and found followers in the 1990s, mostly among other Latin American countries and in Central and Eastern Europe. However, nowhere was the change so embracing as in Chile.
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    The education motive for migrant remittances: theory and evidence from India

    Institute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2017
    This paper analyses the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. The authors highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants have an incentive to invest in their siblings’ education via transfers to parents, in order to better share the burden of old age support.
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    Demographic changes in Latin America: the good, the bad and ...

    International Monetary Fund, 2017
    The paper develops a simple, integrated methodology to project public pension cash flows and healthcare spending over the long term. The authors illustrate its features by applying it to the LAC5 (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico), where public spending pressures are expected to increase significantly over 2015-50 due to demographic trends and rising healthcare costs.
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    Fiscal challenges of population aging in Brazil

    International Monetary Fund, 2017
    In recent decades, population has been aging fast in Brazil while old age pensions and healthrelated spending have increased. As the population ages, the spending trend threaten to reach unsustainable levels absent reforms.
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    Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China

    Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, 2017
    In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines.
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    Transitions in late-life living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of the elderly in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
    Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation of health systems.
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    Family support for older persons in Thailand: challenges and opportunities

    Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2017
    Population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the family. Adult children are important providers of material support as well as other forms of assistance to their older-age parents.
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    Older people in situations of migration In Africa: the untold migration story

    HelpAge International, 2017
    Older people in Africa are involved in all aspects of the migration chain: they are voluntary or forced migrants themselves, they shape the migration experience of others by funding youth migration and being involved in the decision-making process, they also benefit from remittances. Yet, they remain invisible in migration policy, as well as aid and development planning.
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    Ageing and the city: making urban spaces work for older people

    HelpAge International, 2016
    Today, more than half of the world’s population live in cities, with this proportion set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. The global population is also ageing rapidly, with the numbers of people aged over 60 set to pass the 1 billion mark over the next decade. A significant and growing number of the world’s urban residents are older people – more than 500 million.

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