Public Policies on the Provision of Care for the Elderly in Cuba: Readings and Questions in Times of Change

Sunday, 10 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal 33 (Main Building)
Distributed Paper
Raynier HERNANDEZ ARENCIBIA, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile
Beatriz REVUELTA, Alberto Hurtado University, Chile
The following paper shows findings on a research of public policies for older people’s care in Cuba. Current socialdemographic processes –such as population ageing, the fertility rates downturns, the complexity of the socio- economic context, the diversification of family structure and migration processes- claims the need to rethink the social care’s organization and the challenges that recent context brings to public policies. This research is focused on Cuba’s most relevant third age social programmes, its difficulties and challenges given the current socioeconomic and sociodemographic scenario.