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The elderly, work and health present and future challenges in the aging of rural family population in the south of Brazil

International Journal of Family & Community Medicine
Jorge Luiz de Andrade Trindade,1 Marielly de Moraes,1 Alexandre Simões Dias2

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This paper has the objective of discussing some aspects of work and health in people 60 years of age or more residing in rural areas in the south of Brazil, based on literature review. In our work, we have observed that the life conditions of those individuals go through different situations related to the nature of rural work, their physical situation of health and the access to quality public resources. Those are the challenges we must consider when reflecting upon the social and political issues faced by the rural elderly population.


aging, health of the elderly, rural health, occupational health, occupational exposure