disparities

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted labor market inequities. A growing body of research shows how much the economy stands to gain from addressing them.
The temporary removal of the EITC age restriction would be a long-overdue change that should be made permanent.
Healthcare workers working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
To reduce health disparities, state public health departments and health care systems need to compile robust data.
Urban elderly
One in four older black and Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries is food insecure.
Diabetes is on the rise among Americans 50 years and older, and trends among older Hispanics are particularly noteworthy, according to recently released government data that the AARP Public Policy Institute has incorporated into its interactive research and data visualization tool AARP DataExplorer.
diabetes
Did you know? Diabetes rates are significantly higher among Americans age 65 and older than in any other age group. Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of Americans 65 and older reported having diagnosed diabetes in 2015, according to a recent AARP Public Policy Institute analysis. Diabetes, a chronic…
foodinsecurity
Nearly 8 percent of adults age 65 and older are food insecure, meaning they do not always have balanced meals or enough to eat because they cannot afford it. However, there are significant racial and ethnic disparities in food insecurity among older adults. Black and Hispanic seniors are over three…
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Good oral health is a vital part of general health and overall well-being. However, it requires the regular use of dental services. Yet many older adults are unable to afford the care they need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Moreover, there are significant disparities in financial access to…
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