2020
DOI: 10.20947/s0102-3098a0129 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: This paper presents a revision about the elderly population in Brazil, addressing aspects of the demographic transition as it relates to socio-economic conditions and some consequences and trends associated with policies affecting Brazil’s elderly. Since a demographic transition has been occurring as a result of the aging of the Brazilian population, we identify a majority profile of Brazilian elderly as White women who live in urban areas in couple-without-children households, and possessing on average an edu… Show more

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“…Population aging is a worldwide phenomenon resulting from the decrease in fertility rates and the increase in life expectancy associated with improvements in the population's living conditions 1 . This accelerated demographic transition requires attention to ensure better living conditions for old people 2,3 . Among the regulated support services for old people, the Long-Term Care Facilities for Old People (LTCF) stand out.…”
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“…These facilities incorporate care aimed at social and emotional life, the needs of daily life and health care 4 . Although a census carried out in the Brazilian territory has shown that less than 1% of the old people population live in LTCF 5 , an increase in institutionalization is expected as a consequence of aging and family dynamics changes 3,6 .…”
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