Latin America and Caribbean Region National Transfer Accounts

National Transfer Accounts (NTA) is a system of portraying official national accounts with demographic patterns by age. It allows understanding intergenerational flows between dependent ages, children and the elderly, and producers, adults. This system produces intergenerational flows from and to households, the government, and asset-based reallocations.

Through the age profiles, the NTA system depicts consequences of aging, age reallocations for large public investments such as education, health and other welfare programs. It also measures the life cycle deficit, which is the difference between total income and consumption, known as savings, through the whole life of an average citizen. The construction of NTA for Latin America permits to quantify the demographic bonus and prepare for the ongoing aging process, by discovering vulnerable segments of the population and the preparedness of welfare programs.

NTA in Latin American countries has been sponsored by NTA and United Nations Development Account.

Countries included are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador (1), El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay

(1) Cooperating member

Support for LAC NTA project has been provided by: NIA (R01 GRANT), IDRC, UNFPA, UN Development Account.