poverty

The temporary removal of the EITC age restriction would be a long-overdue change that should be made permanent.
dataexplorer
We are a data-driven society. We need data to address the challenges and opportunities facing the 50-plus population. I am pleased to announce that today AARP’s Public Policy Institute launched the AARP DataExplorer , a free website tool that provides a rich collection of data on issues relevant to…
A Wider Circle
“What does the world need me to do?”
Financial counseling
As Maureen McCarty and I meet with Maria (not her real name), I realize the compounded struggles of the poor. Maria’s English speaking and comprehension are limited. She and her husband are separated. Her son’s health issues complicate her search for work. And at this moment, with area rents…
New Census report find more grandparents living with grandchildren & both are at risk.
The first U.S. Census Bureau report in more than a decade on grandparents living with grandchildren highlights growth and diversity, and confirms that, while the trend has slowed some as the economy recovers from recession, multigenerational living is not going away. Fully 10 percent of the…
Minimum Benefit Graph
Social Security has a minimum benefit? Yes, it’s true. Congress designed the Social Security special minimum benefit in 1972 to help workers who have earned low wages for many years. But today, the benefit helps very few older Americans and unless Congress takes action, the benefit is on the road…
Woman eats soup at soup kitchen
More than 15 percent of Americans over age 60 - some 9.3 million men and women - experienced the threat of hunger in 2012, according to a report just released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger. From the start of the recession in 2007 to 2012, the number of older people threatened by…
Malala - Skoll
The following is a post from Kim Sedmak, executive producer of "Life Reimagined TODAY" with Jane Pauley.
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As Americans sit down together for the Thanksgiving holiday, millions of older Americans and others worry about where their next meal will come from.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
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