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  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 292,285 (11%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 773,759 (27%)
  • Poverty rate of total population:
  • 2%
  • Income of country:
  • Upper middle income
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: The Programme for Advancement through Health and Education (PATH)
  • Year introduced:
  • 2001
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 930 J$ (8 US$)
  • 2.35 % of average income
  • 30 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 60.0
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 18%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.04% of GDP

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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