Population ageing

Development and Performance of the Elderly Care System in the People’s Republic of China

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/11/2021 - 16:55

 Asian Development Bank (August 2021) The three-tiered elderly system in the country consists of home-based care as the core support, community-based care as necessary support, and residential care as supplementary support. The main policies and progress of the system are explained, including insights on how the government encourages private sector involvement. A key recommendation of this paper is the need for better integration of residential and home- and community-based care as part of the elderly care system. 

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china
Global challenges
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G2P Payment Arrangements in Egypt and COVID-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 10/07/2021 - 16:41

worldbank.org (23.06.2021) The report discusses the "Takaful and Karama" cash transfer program (TKP) in Egypt. Launched in 2015, it is a flagship social assistance initiative of the government. Takaful is a family income support program. It is a conditional cash transfers programme targeting poverty reduction and improved human development outcomes in health and education. Karama is an unconditional income support and social inclusion sub programme. The intended beneficiaries are the poor elderly (above age 65) and persons with severe disability.

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egypt
Global challenges
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Family benefits
Cash transfers

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Growing old in Europe: two new reports shed light on long-term care and pensions across the EU

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 06/14/2021 - 16:01

European Commission (14.06.2021) On 14 June 2021, the Council of the EU endorsed the key conclusions of the 2021 reports on long-term care and on pension adequacy, that illustrate the situation of older people in the EU. The two reports analyse the situation of older people in the EU, looking into whether Europeans can maintain decent living standards in retirement, how many older people need support in their daily activities and whether they can access and afford the help they need. 

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european union
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Integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores al mundo digital

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 17:04

La participación de los adultos mayores en actividades sociales, culturales, educativas y recreativas a través de las nuevas tecnologías contribuye a su integración plena en la vida de nuestra comunidad. Queremos que las tecnologías sirvan como medios para el encuentro y no como una barrera entre las distintas generaciones. Por eso nos comprometimos a integrar a 100.000 adultos mayores en el uso de nuevas tecnologías y a promover su acceso real a dispositivos tecnológicos para 2017.

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argentina
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ICT
Population ageing
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The generational digital divide climbs to age 80

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:55

December 2, 2020 - 14:00

Older people are more and more at home in the digital world. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, many seniors relied on WhatsApp messaging or video calls to overcome loneliness. A recent study shows that internet use among pensioners in Switzerland has almost doubled over the past decade and allowed many to stay in touch during the pandemic.

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switzerland
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ICT
Population ageing
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Étude Digital Seniors

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:54

Comment les personnes âgées utilisent-elles Internet? Depuis 2010, l’étude Digital Seniors, mandatée par Pro Senectute, examine l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication par les personnes de 65 ans et plus en Suisse. Les trois enquêtes réalisées ces 10 dernières années présentent d’une manière unique l’évolution de l’utilisation du numérique par les seniors et mettent en évidence des tendances très intéressantes.

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france
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ICT
Population ageing
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Narrowing 'digital divide': China steps up efforts to better serve the elderly in digital age

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:52

A video of a 94-year-old grandma being carried to a bank for face recognition to activate her social security card in Guangshui, Central China's Hubei Province, has sparked heated debate on the internet, once again drawing attention to the difficulties elderly people face in using smart technology.

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china
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ICT
Population ageing
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Plan Ibirapitá - BPS

Submitted by rruggia on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 16:48

Este programa, que inicia en 2015, promueve la inclusión digital de personas jubiladas de todo el país. Para ello, ha entregado de forma gratuita una tablet con una interfaz especialmente desarrollada que busca ser intuitiva y amigable para la población destinataria. En este contexto se realizaron talleres de capacitación en la Intendencia de Montevideo a cargo de equipos del plan Ceibal y con el apoyo de funcionarios y funcionarias de BPS, quienes concurrieron a los complejos habitacionales para capacitar a las personas jubiladas que allí residen.

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uruguay
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ICT
Population ageing
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Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 10:18

europa.eu (28.02.2021) The European Commission has presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe's ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express their views on how to respond to this in a public consultation, which will run for 12 weeks.

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european union
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China planning new policies to take on ageing population: state media

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:24

(24.11.2020) China is planning to include new measures to encourage more births and address its rapidly aging population as part of its new 2021-2025 “five-year plan”, state media reported on Monday.

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china
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