To promote interest in science, technology, and research among the elderly, the deputy Dunnia Montserrat Murillo López, presented the Initiative to reform the state law on the matter.
“As a legislator and for the Morena parliamentary group, it is very important to ensure the rights, inclusion, and non-discrimination of those who live in our state, especially since these people have the potential for years of experience, obtained the creative, natural, and also very committed.”
This is stated in the explanatory memorandum of his Initiative to reform the Law to Promote Scientific, Technological Knowledge, and Innovation for the Development of Baja California, handed over for study to the commission of the branch office.
He also mentioned that the state government, through the Yo soy Adulto Mayor program, seeks their welfare, celebrating various agreements with civil associations and municipal governments, for the welfare of the elderly, with the aim of spreading different types of education for them. , and provide spaces for dissemination, promotion, and training.
But he doesn’t think it’s enough, “We need to promote and promote teaching and research projects, as well as the implementation of educational programs and human talent, all for the benefit of the elderly.”
Montse Murillo shows that it needs formulation of public policies “for and by” the elderly and initiatelderly of aging management in which the concept of aging is revalued socially, politically, economically and culturally.
And, in that sense elderly are recognized as active citizens and as an important human resource for participation and cooperation in the events that take place in society.
Increased Life Expectancy for Seniors
In Baja California, the birth rate of the state decreased from 17.15 in 2015 to 13.72 per thousand inhabitants in 2020.; with a national average in 2015 of 17.67 and 13.67 for 2020 and this means that more and more, it will be more common to have a society with older adults in the society, and with a high expectation of years to live.
In Latin America, it is estimated that in 2025 this group of people will be 23.4 percent of the total population of the region. In other words, almost one in four Latin Americans will be older.
In Baja California there are 379,302 people aged 60 and over – this represents 10.1 percent of the population-, of which 37.9 percent are economically active, according to the 2020 Population and Housing Census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).