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05/03/2019 | Note for equality

Note for Equality Nº 29: Women in the pension systems of the region

Pension systems in Latin America and the Caribbean reproduce and intensify structural inequalities present in other areas. In particular, pension systems in the region are strongly associated with the type of relationship people have with the labor market, which is often characterized by high rates informality, precariousness and the proliferation of gender inequalities. The demographic changes related to the aging and feminization of the elderly population exacerbates the challenges faced by women to achieve economic autonomy.