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Greece

General information
Información General
Informations générales
Informazioni generali
Vispārīgā infromācija
Informații generale
Education and work of social carers
Educación y trabajo de cuidadores/as sociales
Formation et conditions de travail des ADV
Formazione e condizioni di lavoro delle assistenti familiari
Aprūpētāju izglītība un darbs
Educația și munca îngrijitorilor la domiciliu
Cuidados de larga duración y situación de los/as trabajadores/as sociales
L'accompagement de longue durée et les ADV
Assistenti familiari e assistenza domiciliare
Ilglaicīgā aprūpe un sociālo darbinieku situācija
Îngrijirea pe termen lung și îngrijitorii la domiciliu
Long-term care and social workers
Social protection system of elderly people in general
Sistema de protección social para las personas mayores en general
Système de protection sociale pour les personnes agées
Il sistema dell'assistenza socio-sanitaria alla popolazione anziana
Vecu cilvēku sociālās aizsardzības sistēma
Sistemul de protecție socială a persoanelor în vârstă, în general
Computer and Internet skills of the general population
Competencias informáticas y de internet de la población general
Maîtrise de l'informatique et d'Internet de la population dans son ensemble
Competenze informatiche e digitali
Vispārējās iedzīvotāju datoru un interneta prasmes
Competențele legate de utilizarea calculatorului și a internetului ale populației în general
  • General information

    Country

     

    Greece

    Total population

    2012

    11 290 067

    Proportion of population

     

     

    Aged 65-79 years

    2001

    13.7%

     

    2012

    14.4%

    Aged 80 years and more

    2001

    3.1%

     

    2012

    5.2%

    Old-age dependency ratio

     

     

     

    1990

    20.4

     

    2001

    24.7

     

    2012

    29.9

    Old-age dependency ratio projections

    2020

    32.57

     

    2030

    37.74

     

     

     

    Life expectancy at birth, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    78.5

    Females

     

    83.1

    Life expectancy at age 65, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    18.5

    Females

     

    20.6

    Healthy life years expectancy at birth

    2011

     

    Males

     

    66.4

    Females

     

    66.9

    Duration of working life, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    36.4

    Females

     

    27.4

    Employment rate of older workers aged 55 to 64, total

     

    39.4%

     

  • Long-term care and the situation of social workers

    Country

    Greece

    Long-term care

    Basic principles

    Certain benefits and measures are provided by the invalidity and old-age schemes, which are compulsory social insurance schemes financed by contributions.

    Other benefits (in cash or in kind) are provided by social welfare schemes to individuals who are in need of care.

    Long-term care

    Field of application

    Invalidity and old-age insurance: persons affiliated to social insurance funds. No voluntary coverage.

    Social welfare: permanent residents

    Organisation of Long-term care

    Informal caregivers and professional providers

    Professional providers and informal caregivers.

    Long-term care

    Benefits for the carer

    Provisions for retirement at a lower age and/or with fewer years of insurance for parents of children with a level of invalidity of at least 67% and for spouses of persons with a level of invalidity of at least 80%.

    Long-term care

    User charges

    In general, no participation of the beneficiary.

     

     

  • Social protection system of elderly people in general

    Country

    Greece

    GDP at market prices Purchasing Power Standard per inhabitant, 2011

    20 100

    Pension expenditure,  % of GDP, 2010

    11.6%

    Expenditure on care for elderly, % of GDP, 2008

    0.1%

    At-risk-of-poverty rate, age group 65 years or over, 2011

    23.6%

    Old-age pensions

    Basic principles

    Compulsory social insurance scheme financed by contributions, covering employees and providing earnings-related pensions depending on contributions and the duration of affiliation.

    Various special schemes for different groups of the self-employed.

    Possibility to pay optional contributions for periods of military service and of parental leave.

    Old-age pensions

    Legal retirement age in standard case

    Persons insured before 1/1/1993:

    Men: 65 years

    Women: 62 years

    Persons insured since 1/1/1993:

    Men: 65 years

    Women: 65 years

    Financing principles for old-age pensions

    Contributions (employees and employers)

    Annual state subsidies to the social insurance institutions

    Benefits for older unemployed

    Unemployed persons aged over 49 are given the possibility to be granted unemployment benefit during 12 months whenever they have worked 210 days in the last 14 months preceding unemployment.

    Financing systems for long-term benefits

    Case of  old-age benefits

    Current income financing (‘pay as you go’)

    Health care

    Basic principles

    Compulsory social insurance scheme for employees and assimilated groups.

    Health care

    Benefits for prosthesis, spectacles, hearing-aids

    Charge is limited to 25% maximum.

     

     

  • Computer and Internet skills of the general population

    Country

     

    Greece

    Use of computers

     

     

    Enforced lack of a computer

    2011

     

    One adult 65 years or over. Cannot afford

     

    8.0%

     

     

     

    E-skills

    2012

     

    Individuals who have copied or moved a file or folder

     

    47.0%

    Individuals who have used copy or cut and paste tools to duplicate or move information on screen

     

    46.0%

    Individuals who have compressed files

     

    30.0%

     

     

     

    Way of obtaining e-skills

    2011

     

    Individuals who have obtained IT skills through self-study (learning by doing)

     

    39.0%

     

     

     

    Reasons for not having taken a computer course

    2011

     

    Individuals who do not need to take a computer course because their computer skills are sufficient

     

    16.0%

    Individuals who do not need to take a computer course because they rarely use computers

     

    6.0%

     

     

     

    Use of Internet

     

     

    Frequency of Internet access:

    2012

     

    Once a week (including every day)

     

    50.0%

    Daily

     

    41.0%

    Internet used for

    2012

     

    Internet banking

     

    9.0%

    Interaction with public authorities (last 12 months)

     

    34.0%

     

     

     

    Mobile Internet access with portable computer

     

     

    Every day or almost every day 2012

     

    5.0%

     

     

     

    Individuals' level of Internet skills

    2011

     

    Individuals who have used a search engine to find information

     

    53.0%

    Individuals who have sent an email with attached files

     

    41.0%

    Individuals who have posted messages to chat rooms, newsgroups or an online discussion forum

     

    34.0%

    Individuals who have used the Internet to make phone calls

     

    22.0%

    Individuals using the Internet for seeking health-related information

     

    30.0%

     

     

     

    Concern about possible problems related to Internet usage

    2010

     

    Strongly concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    17.0%

    Mildly concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    11.0%

    Not at all concerned about catching a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    17.0%

     

     

     

    Security related problems experienced through using the Internet for private purposes in the last 12 months.

    2010

     

    Caught a virus or other computer infection (e.g. worm or Trojan horse) resulting in loss of information or time

     

    15.0%

    Financial loss as a result of receiving fraudulent messages ('phishing') or getting redirected to fake websites asking for personal information ('pharming')

     

    0.0%

     

     

     

    Activities via Internet not done because of security concerns

    2010

     

    Security concerns kept individual from ordering or buying goods or services for private use

     

    10.0%

    Security concerns kept individual from communicating with public services and administrations

     

    2.0%

     

     

     

    Use and update of IT security software or tool to protect the private computer and data

    2010

     

    Use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam,firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    38.0%

    Don't use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    3.0%

    Don't know if use any kind of IT security software or tool (anti-virus, anti-spam, firewall, etc.) in order to protect private computer and data

     

    2.0%

     

     

     

    Frequency of safety copies or back up files from the computer on any external storage device

    2010

     

    Frequency of safety copies/back up files: always or almost always

     

    15.0%

    Frequency of safety copies/back up files: Never or hardly ever

     

    9.0%