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Social Security’s 78th Anniversary: Then and Now
Posted By Mikki Waid On August 20, 2013 @ 4:16 pm In Thinking Policy | No Comments
To help celebrate Social Security’s 78th anniversary, here is a comparison of how the country – and Social Security – have changed since 1940, when Ida May Fuller received Social Security’s first monthly benefit.
Source: Table 3 here: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/historical/people.html
Mikki D. Waid, Ph.D., is a senior strategic policy adviser on the Economic Security Team in the AARP Public Policy Institute. She is responsible for research and analysis of policy issues relating to Social Security and retirement security.
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