La crisis económica que está provocando el COVID-19 es un evento que no tiene precedentes en la economía moderna y probablemente tenga asociados los efectos más disruptivos desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial, o incluso, desde la Gran Depresión. Muestra de ello es la reacción de la política económica en todo el mundo, que también carece de antecedentes re- cientes.
The Social Panorama of Latin America 2018 analyzes issues crucial to understanding and action given the structural challenges facing the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the current economic and social situation, especially in the context of the transformations underway in labor markets.Throughout the report, which has been published since 1991, strategies and policies are suggested for advancing toward inclusive development in accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The COVID-19 Global HRP is a joint effort by members of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), including UN, other international organizations and NGOs with a humanitarian mandate, to analyse and respond to the direct public health and indirect immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, particularly on people in countries already facing other crises.
This rapid literature review looks atreports issued by different development agencies; international financial institutions; government bureaus and some academic publications–regarding different social protection/social securityprogrammes and how different tax policies and tax reforms have been used in their financing.
Latin America and the Caribbean is the fastest aging region in the world. This creates opportunities to improve the quality of life of older adults, create new jobs, promote gender equity and reduce health costs, among others. At the same time, it poses important challenges. One of them is the growth in the number of people with functional dependence, which could more than triple by 2050, exceeding 27 million.
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 19 November 2019. This webinar presented the experience of Uruguay with a special focus on its Family Accompaniment activities implemented by the Uruguay Crece Contigo (Uruguay Grows With You – UCC) Program. It is a socio-educational work of accompaniment on the part of a pair of professionals of the area of health and the social area.
This paper proposes a methodology for measuring the quality of employment from a multidimensional and public policy perspective in Latin American developing countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay) using household and labour force survey data from 2015.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 8 million older people are unable to independently complete at least one basic activity of daily living, such as eating, bathing or showering, or getting in and out of bed. This situation, called care dependence, affects 12% of people over age 60 and nearly 27% of people over age 80 in the region. The demand for long-term care services will more than triple in the next 30 years, due primarily to population aging and the epidemiological transition.
El Sistema de Cuidados desarrolló nuevos servicios para la atención de las personas mayores y con discapacidad en situación de dependencia. Al finalizar el quinquenio, más de 6.000 personas accederán a asistentes personales y 1.300 utilizarán los servicios de teleasistencia. Más de 5.400 trabajadores fueron capacitados en cuidados.