A recent report from AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) states as follows:

Poverty among the elderly remains a serious and persistent problem in the United States. Nearly one in ten adults age 65 and above live in a family with income below the official U .S . poverty line.…Poverty hits some groups of older adults more than others. Twenty percent of older adults who are black or Hispanic are poor, and poverty hits older people with limited education and those who are not married especially hard .

To read the full report, click here.

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