The National Care System in Uruguay
Who Benefits and Who Pays?
Demographic and social changes have posed challenges to social protection systems in both developed and developing countries.
In the former, population is gradually aging due to the ongoing demographic transition, characterized by fewer children being born and more adults surviving into old age.
At the same time, the prevalence of significant gender gaps in the provision of care, with links to documented differences between men and women in the labor market, reinforce the need for innovation and new approaches to the provision of social protection.