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Selena Caldera, BA, MPP

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Selena Caldera, AARP

Selena Caldera, BA, MPP

Selena Caldera joined AARP Public Policy Institute in the summer of 2008. She works on Social Security issues, with a special focus on reliance on Social Security and minorities' Social Security income. She has an MPP from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, with a focus on social, family and education policy, and a BA in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

She has previously worked in education policy at the Census Bureau and at the Texas Center for Educational Research; on immigration issues at the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics; and covered various issue areas as an analyst in the Private-Sector Mandates Unit at the Congressional Budget Office.

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Social Security, with a special focus on reliance on Social Security and minorities' Social Security income

Selected publications

"Social Security: A Key Retirement Income Source for Minorities"

"Social Security: Who's Counting on It?"

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