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Comparative Analysis of Senior Welfare Policies in Canada and Cuba

Amanda Cai


This paper presents a comprehensive study of old-age welfare in two countries, Canada, and Cuba, which are well known for their remarkable old-age dependency ratios. It begins with an analysis by Canada and Cuba of demographic aging components, namely increasing life expectancy and declining fertility. The article then provides an in-depth comparison of the welfare policies of the two countries, including public policies designed to meet the needs of older adults in terms of health care and economic support. By identifying the complexities, strengths, and weaknesses of the welfare policies of these two countries, this study facilitates a nuanced comparison of the two countries.


Old-age welfare;Old-age dependency ;Health care and economic support for senior

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i35.12501