Populational Aging and its Impact on Social Security

Populational Aging and its Impact on Social Security

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Format: Face to face course

Language: Spanish

Level: Specialised

Duration: 40 hours


Analyse the challenges of population ageing and its impact from different perspectives on social insurance and other social security-related institutions.


  • Analyse demographic and epidemiological transitions
  • Assess the evolution of life expectancy and the quality of life of the population, as well as the challenges involved.
  • Record the situational diagnosis of demand and service offerings for the care and care of older people.
  • Analyse the weight of diseases associated with ageing.
  • Discuss the financial impact of offering benefits to the older population
  • Analyse the financial sustainability of severance and old age pensions.


There is a large number of countries on the world stage who have seen a drop in fertility and death rates, this, coupled with an increase in life expectancy has changed the age structure of the population, increasing the number of those 60 and older or reducing the number of young people in the general population.

The increase in older adults with respect to any other age group implies a challenge for the economic support systems of older adults (pensions, labour market and family support). In turn, given the propensity of older adults to suffer from certain health conditions, health systems face the challenge of providing the necessary periodic care to remain healthy and independent. Understanding the differences in health status and the well-being of older adults is essential to the design of social policies, the planning of future health services and social support systems, in order to ensure their survival in Appropriate conditions, both material and health.adecuadas, tanto materiales como de salud.


Some of the challenges facing the growing population of older adults are: i) lack of monetary income; impairment of skills or disability; and III) suffering from chronic-degenerative diseases.

Investigating the expectations of demand for long-term care and service options is essential to defining the development of policies and programs that will lead them in a welfare framework.

The course seeks to provide an assessment of the current situation of population ageing in Latin America, as well as its impact on institutions that offer social security benefits, primarily health care, pensions and long-term care term.


  • Demographic and epidemiological transition: Regional Situation
  • The financial impact of demographic and epidemiological transition on social insurance
  • Analysis of the quality of life of the older population
  • Situational diagnosis of demand and services offered to the older population
  • Severance and old age pensions, the situation of the elderly


The activity will be carried out with lectures and exchanges of experiences


At the end of the activity the student must present a situational analysis of their country, based on course focus.



Professionals from public and private sector social security organisations as well as academia and research, representatives, trade-union and members and legislators working in institutions that cater to the older population or participate in the formulation of policies and strategies to provide care to this group.


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