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Income and Poverty of Older Americans, 2011

Social Security provides households headed by a person aged 65 and older with a stable and reliable source of income, helping to shield them from increases in poverty and drops in median income experienced by other age groups since 2007. Median income for households headed by a person age 55 to 64 dropped 4 percent between 2010 and 2011, the largest decline among any age group. … Back to Article

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