Ageing, Solidarity and Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean

Time for Progress towards Equality

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This publication aims to contribute to the research, analysis and design of proposals for the social protection of older persons. It develops a new conceptual approach and uses various indicators for its assessment in the areas of social security, health and social services. All human beings must be able to avail themselves of equal rights, without discrimination, and these rights must be enforced through serious, strategic and sustainable commitments which accommodate both present and long-term challenges. Only then will it be possible to develop an approach which includes each and every citizen and contributes to their well-being and security, so that they can make full use of their capacities, regardless of their age or economic activity.



Public institutions, ageing and protection

At every step of the policymaking process, it is important to take into account how interests and ideas fit into the institutional framework that shapes and determines them. Institutions can even disempower the social group they seek to benefit and interfere in the way in which the group interprets its own reality.


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