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Portugalia

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

     

    Portugal

    Total population

    2012

    10 541 840

    Proportion of population

     

     

    Aged 65-79 years

    2001

    12.9%

     

    2012

    14.2%

    Aged 80 years and more

    2001

    3.4%

     

    2012

    5.3%

    Old-age dependency ratio

     

     

     

    1990

    20

     

    2001

    24.2

     

    2012

    29.6

    Old-age dependency ratio projections

    2020

    31.32

     

    2030

    37.85

     

     

     

    Life expectancy at birth, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    77.6

    Females

     

    84

    Life expectancy at age 65, years

    2011

     

    Males

     

    18.1

    Females

     

    21.8

    Healthy life years expectancy at birth

    2011

     

    Males

    %3
  • Long-term care and the situation of social workers

    Country

    Portugal

    Long-term care

    Basic principles

    Social insurance:

    Public compulsory insurance scheme. Contributory cash benefits.

    Guaranteeing sufficient resources:

    Non-contributory means-tested cash benefits. Financed by transfers from the state budget.

    Social security system and National Health Service:

    Benefits in kind provided through the integrated and continued intervention of social assistance and health care. Financed by transfers from the state budget and taxes.

    Long-term care

    Field of application

    Social insurance: recipients of invalidity, old-age and survivors' pensions.

    Guaranteeing sufficient resources: recipients of invalidity, old-age and survivors' social pensions.

    Social security system and National Health Service: residents in a situation of temporary or permanent, minor or severe dependency of a physical, mental or social nature.

    Organisation of Long-term care

    Informal caregivers and professional providers

    Long-term care benefits are mainly supplied by professional providers who form part of the national network of integrated long-term care.

    Professional providers encompass very different types of legal persons such as hospitals, health centres, district social security centres, private social solidarity institutions, NGOs, local authorities and for-profit organisations.

    Informal care is recognised, but not to such an extent as to constitute a decisive factor in the option to keep persons in their homes. Informal caregivers are persons belonging to the social network of the dependent person: family members, friends, neighbours, volunteers etc.

    Long-term care

    Benefits for the carer

    No specific benefits for the carer

    Long-term care

    User charges

    Social insurance and guaranteeing sufficient resources: no participation.
    Social security system and National Health Service: participation varies according to personal or family income and the level of care and dependency.

     

  • Social protection system of elderly people in general

    Country

    Portugal

    GDP at market prices Purchasing Power Standard per inhabitant, 2011

    19 500

    Pension expenditure,  % of GDP, 2010

    11.9%

    Expenditure on care for elderly, % of GDP, 2008

    0.25%

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

    20.0%

    Old-age pensions

    Basic principles

    Compulsory social insurance scheme financed by contributions covering the active population (employees and self-employed) with earnings-related pensions depending on registered earnings and the duration of contribution career.

    Old-age pensions

    Legal retirement age in standard case

    65 years

     

    Financing principles for old-age pensions

    Contributions (insured persons and employers)

     

    Benefits for older unemployed

    Early retirement for elder unemployed persons

    Financing systems for long-term benefits

    Case of  old-age benefits

    Current income financing and consolidation fund

    Health care

    Basic principles

    Tax financed public health service for all inhabitants (based in residency).

    Health care

    Benefits for prosthesis, spectacles, hearing-aids

    80% charge for prosthesis on the official list.

    Spectacles: fees paid by patient. Refund of 75% of the fee according to official scale.

     

  • Computer and Internet skills of the general population

    Country

     

    Portugal

    Use of computers

     

     

    Enforced lack of a computer

    2011

     

    One adult 65 years or over. Cannot afford

     

    7.4%

     

     

     

    E-skills

    2012

     

    Individuals who have copied or moved a file or folder

     

    57.0%

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

     

    55.0%

    Individuals who have compressed files

     

    37.0%

     

     

     

    Way of obtaining e-skills

    2011

     

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

     

    55.0%

     

     

     

    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

     

    31.0%

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

     

    11.0%

     

     

     

    Use of Internet

     

     

    Frequency of Internet access:

    2012

     

    Once a week (including every day)

     

    56.0%

    Daily

     

    45.0%

    Internet used for

    2012

     

    Internet banking

     

    25.0%

    Interaction with public authorities (last 12 months)

     

    39.0%

     

     

     

    Mobile Internet access with portable computer

     

     

    Every day or almost every day 2012

     

    4.0%

     

     

     

    Individuals' level of Internet skills

    2011

     

    Individuals who have used a search engine to find information

     

    58.0%

    Individuals who have sent an email with attached files

     

    50.0%

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

     

    32.0%

    Individuals who have used the Internet to make phone calls

     

    20.0%

    Individuals using the Internet for seeking health-related information

     

    36.0%

     

     

     

    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

     

    28.0%

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

     

    17.0%

    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

     

    6.0%

     

     

     

    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

     

    20.0%

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

     

    1.0%

     

     

     

    Activities via Internet not done because of security concerns

    2010

     

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

     

    13.0%

    Security concerns kept individual from communicating with public services and administrations

     

    7.0%

     

     

     

    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

     

    46.0%

    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

     

    5.0%

    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

     

    11.0%

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

     

    20.0%