An Overview of the Social Protection Policy on Well-being of the Elderly in Cambodia

Suy Rathny, Rashmi Chatterjee, Yen Yat, Md Amjad Hossain Reyad, Chhay Leaksmy

Abstract


The elderly people in Cambodia are confronting multiple sources of vulnerability; these include living with poorness, health functional disabilities, health issues, social isolation, and limited opportunities to get involved. The government of Cambodia is concerning about the welfare of the elderly, as expressed in the National Development Strategy where government pledges its commitment to promoting the welfare of the elderly by protecting and ensuring that the elderly people are provided with basic needs. On the other hand, social protection in Cambodia has been largely neglected or addressed with inadequate tools and insufficient funds, which leads Cambodia to vulnerability. The principal purpose of this review is to produce a summary of overall social protection system and government associated with the elderly in Cambodia.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17583/rasp.2018.3280

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