Región y sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3925
GRIJALVA MONTEVERDE, Gabriela; ZUNIGA ELIZALDE, Mercedes y ZUPO JIMENEZ, María de Jesús. Adultas y adultos mayores en Sonora: ¿dependientes, autosuficientes o proveedores?. Región y sociedad [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.spe, pp.117-145. ISSN 1870-3925.
The purpose of this article is to analyze the characteristics of elderly population in Sonora, focusing on the sources and amount of their income. After reviewing the existing bibliography on the sources of income and economic involvement of the elderly in Mexico, we analyze the projections of demographic ageing foreseen for Sonora in the next decades, as well as the current geographical distribution of older people in the state. By processing information from the XII Censo General de Población y Vivienda [XII General Population and Housing Census] (INEGI 2000) sample, we present a framework for analyzing the status of elderly based on their household arrangements. The statistical information studied highlights a situation that calls into question the perception of senior citizens as economically dependent on their households.
Palabras llave : demographic ageing; elderly population; familiar arrangements; income; economic dependence.