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Papeles de población

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MONTOYA ARCE, Bernardino Jaciel  and  MARTINEZ ESPINOSA, Alejandro. Theoretical-methodological perspectives for the study of social vulnerability in the older adults. Pap. poblac [online]. 2018, vol.24, n.98, pp.219-244. ISSN 2448-7147.

In general terms, it is possible to observe and comment that, as an expression of social contradictions, there are processes of inequality and exclusion that place individuals in situations of risk depending on the situation being analyzed and this condition has been called social vulnerability; this concept itself requires an epistemological definition that give it conceptual content due to multiple complexities and dimensions; in turn, a methodology is necessary to the construction and measurement of social vulnerability. The intention of this article is to make a theoretical-methodological exercise that, in the best of cases, contributes to create elements for the study of social vulnerability in its various aspects and complexities.

Keywords : Social vulnerability; older adults; index.

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