Report

Analysis of social needs of senior citizens

Social Inclusion
Luis Ayala and Rosa Martínez López, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos & EQUALITAS;Carolina Navarro Ruiz, UNED & EQUALITAS;Olga Cantó Sánchez and Marina Romaguera de la Cruz, Universidad de Alcalá & EQUALITAS

Elderly people enjoy greater economic stability but suffer from a worse state of health. We analyse the situation of this population segment prior to the drastic change caused by covid-19.

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Executive summary

Social Inclusion

The indicators show that difficulty reaching the end of the month, or chronic poverty, is lower among this group than among the total population.

Executive summary

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The situation in Spain

Social Inclusion
Prior to the negative impact of covid-19 on the health of elderly people, the data available showed Spain ranking second in the EU, behind France, in terms of the greatest life expectancy for this group.
The situation in Spain

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The situation in Europe

Social Inclusion
Despite the poverty rate among elderly people being quite similar to the European average, it is important to highlight that in Spain, the  dwellings of elderly people present better living conditions than in other European countries.
The situation in Europe

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Public policies

Social Inclusion

Spain is the European Union country with the greatest difference between the effect of monetary benefits on the poverty of the whole of the population and on that of elderly people, with a clear advantage in favour of the latter.

Public policies