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Fact-of-the-Week: 30 January 2012


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Fewer Older Adults in Poverty Compared to 40 Years Ago

"In 2010, 11% of households headed by adults ages 65 and older were in poverty ... compared with 33% in 1967," according to a 2011 Pew analysis of Current Population Survey data.

Taylor, P., Fry, R., Cohn, D., & Livingston, G. (2011). The Rising age gap in economic well-being: The old prosper relative to the young. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from pewsocialtrends.org.

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