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AgeWatch report card: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Global AgeWatch rank

46 out of 91

Global AgeWatch value

52.0

Shows how near a country is to the ideal value of 100.

Total population

10.5 million

Population over 60

0.7 million

% of population over 60

7.3%

Overview

Bolivia is ranked 46 on the Global AgeWatch Index. Bolivia is 25 on the employment and education domain with 80% of people between the ages of 55 and 64 in employment. Of the population aged 60 and over, 31.9% have achieved secondary or higher education.

Bolivia lies at 60 in the health status domain, the lowest in Latin America. The average healthy years expected after 60 is 15.2 years. By 2050, the population over 60 is predicted to grow from 7.3% to 14.8%.

Rank by domain

48 Value: 67.0/100

Indicators data

What does this mean?

Pension coverage: 107.6

% people over 65 receiving a pension.

(Percentage over 100 indicates that pension coverage starts before age 65.)

Old age poverty rate: 29.0%

% of people aged 60+ with an income of less than half the country's median income.

Relative welfare: 96.6

Average income/consumption of people aged 60+ as a % of average income/consumption of the rest of the population.

GDP per capita: US$ 4,349.6

This is a proxy for standard of living of people within a country. It aims to provide comparison across countries.

60 Value: 41.3/100

Indicators data

What does this mean?

Life expectancy at 60: 18 years

The average number of years a person aged 60 can expect to live.

Healthy life expectancy at 60: 15.2 years

The average number of years a person aged 60 can expect to live in good health.

Relative psychological/mental wellbeing: 95.7

% of people over 50 who feel their life has meaning compared with people aged 35-49 who feel the same.

The indicator measures self-assessed mental well-being.

Employment and education

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25 Value: 52.8/100

Indicators data

What does this mean?

Employment of older people: 79.9%

% of the population aged 55-64 that are employed.

The indicator measures older people's access to the labour market and their ability to supplement pension income with wages, and their access to work related networks. The employment rate is a proxy for the economic empowerment of older people.

Educational attainment: 31.9%

% of population aged 60+ with secondary or higher education.

Education is a proxy of lifetime accumulation of skills and competencies that shows social and human capital potential inherent among older people.

Enabling societies and environment

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64 Value: 57.8/100

Indicators data

What does this mean?

Social connections: 69%

% of people over 50 who have relatives or friends they can count on when in trouble.

Physical safety: 44%

% of people over 50 who feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where they live.

Civic freedom: 72%

% of people over 50 who are satisfied with the freedom of choice in their life.

Access to public transport: 51%

% of people over 50 who are satisfied with the local public transportation systems.

Older population

  • Percentage of population aged 60+

  • Percentage of population aged 80+

  • Percentage of population aged 60+

  • Percentage of population aged 80+

7.3% of the population

World ranking

110

of 195

14.8% of the population

World ranking

136

of 195

0.7% of the population

World ranking

122

of 195

2.1% of the population

World ranking

134

of 195

Policies and ageing

Introduction of national policy on ageing since 2002 before 2002 (National Plan of Older People DS 26059, 2001) / pending (draft of National Plan on Ageing and Older Persons 2010)
Introduction of national legislation for older people since 2002 n/a

Social pension

Social pensions are non-contributory cash transfers to older people, provided by government. For more information see www.pension-watch.net.

There is no social pension in Bolivia (Plurinational State of).

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