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RIVEROS, Carolina et al. The structural maltreatmen to eldery in Chile and the need of formulate a multidimensional index. Universum [online]. 2017, vol.32, n.2, pp.163-176. ISSN 0718-2376.

The paper aims to establish the bases of dogmatic and applicative problematization about structural maltreatment towards elderly, complex topic, contingent, widely spread in our societies and often invisible. To this end, a critical description of the main sociocultural, legal and economic manifestations of structural maltreatment is proposed. In particular, the binomial environment-elderly is analyzed, the national and international normative panorama, and its economic repercussions into the labor market and the social protection system. On the other hand, given the complexity of the phenomenon and the peculiarities of the Chilean case, the urgent need to formulate a multidimensional index that contributes to the solution of the problem of visualization and characterization of structural maltreatment is argued.

Keywords : Elderly people; structural abuse; multidimensional index.

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