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OLIVERI, María Laura. Social Pensions and Poverty in Latin America. Apuntes [online]. 2016, vol.43, n.78, pp.121-157. ISSN 0252-1865.

This document analyzes the relationship between pensions and poverty among the elderly after the recent expansion of non-contributory pension programs in the Latin American region. The analysis focuses on a set of 18 countries around the year 2012. Based on administrative and survey data, the document revisits the strategies adopted and evaluates the current situation of the elderly. The results indicate that the scheme adopted in each country varies according to different national realities. The expansion of non-contributory pensions is associated with the reduction in poverty among the elderly, but there remain gaps to be closed.

Keywords : Transfers; pension systems; social assistance; non-contributory pensions; social protection; poverty; redistribution; labor market.

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