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Older Americans in Poverty: A Snapshot

(AARP, April 2010)

This chartbook and policy primer examines the persistent problem of elderly poverty in the United States. It provides valuable data on older adults in poverty—who they are, where they live, and the challenges they face affording basics like food, housing, and health care. It describes the reliance of older poor and low-income families on Social Security, their use of public benefits, and their assets.