Ingreso y bienes de la población de edad media y avanzada en méxico*

Translated title of the contribution: Income and assets of the middle and old age mexican population

Rebeca Wong, Mónica Espinoza

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The purpose of this article is to describe the amount and types of income and assets that the middle and old age population receive and own in Mexico. We use data from the Mexican Health and Aging Study (MHAS) 2001; a prospective panel study with national representation of individuals aged 50 and older. The results confirm the hypotheses of the paper: that the distributions of income and wealth are biased in favor of certain groups, in particular those highly educated; that the majority of the wealth of individuals is in non-financial form; that family help is an important source of income; and that the association between wealth and health is positive in general, which is consistent with the international literature for other countries. In addition, we find that wealth is more equitably distributed than income. We conclude that the wealth indicator offers an additional dimension of analysis than income, with potential to contribute to studies of well-being of the population of middle and old age in Mexico.

Translated title of the contributionIncome and assets of the middle and old age mexican population
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)129-166
Number of pages38
JournalPapeles de Poblacion
Issue number37
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography


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