The real picture of elder poverty --painted by the numbers

Koenig, Gary
May 2012
Aging Today;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p1
The article discusses the state of elderly poverty in the U.S. using statistical figures. It reflects on the need of novel ways to measure poverty, understand who is poor and how better the anti-poverty programs are working. It states that the official poverty rate doesn't provide a complete overview of the poor in the U.S. It also discusses the modern measures taken towards the measurement of poverty and proposes ways by which the poverty among older adults can be reduced.


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