Jamaica

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 403,378
  • % of total
  • 13.9%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 782,863
  • % of total
  • 27.0%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Income group
  • Upper middle income

Data on social pensions

The Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH)

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • The Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH)
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 2001

Eligibility criteria

2012

Correspondence with regional HelpAge Staff

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 930 J$
  • US$
  • 8
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 2.4%
  • $ PPP
  • 17.5
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 30%
  • References and notes

2010

The situation of older persons in Jamaica (UNFPA and HelpAge International Paper)

Coverage

2012

HelpAge Calculations based on transfer amount and number of beneficiaries

Cost

Resources on the pension in Jamaica

  • Older citizen monitoring

    Year: 2016 | Published by: HelpAge International

    Author: A. Livingstone, C. Knox-Vydmanov, L. Donaldson and A. Heslop

    This report provides insight into the HelpAge network's experience of older citizen monitoring (OCM) since 2002. OCM is a form of community based monitoring,...

  • The situation of older persons in Jamaica

    Year: 2011 | Published by: UNFPA

    Author: UNFPA and HelpAge International

    This desk review, produced by UNFPA and HelpAge International, provides an overview of the situation of older people in Jamaica with particular focus on...

  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World: The Americas, 2009

    Year: 2010 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association

    Author: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association (ISSA)

    The fourth issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of the Americas. The combined...

  • Strengthening Caribbean pensions: improving equity and sustainability

    Year: 2009

    Author: M. Dorfman and A. Forteza

    This report has been prepared by the staff of the World Bank to review the characteristics of pension systems in the Caribbean region and...

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