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Ageing, Human Rights and Public Policies

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The book sets out the framework of rights-based social protection policies and how they apply to the particular situation of the elderly population and looks at the status of older persons in terms of income security, access to health and inclusive environments. It also examines the impacts of population ageing on social protection systems —pensions, health and social services— and gives a general overview of the state of play of older persons’ rights in national legislations and public policies implemented in the region. The publication concludes with a summary of the main challenges that population ageing poses to the building of democratic and inclusive societies and emphasizes the need to move forward in adapting policy responses to the demographic panorama of the coming decades.

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Foreword

A paradigm shift has occurred since the early 1990s in the analysis of ageing and the situation of older persons, both of which have increasingly been viewed from a human rights perspective. This approach, which the United Nations fully supports, essentially affirms the ethical and legal imperative of considering older persons as the bearers of rights rather than as a vulnerable group requiring protection.

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