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Stories from the Middle-Class: How Older Americans Are Dealing with New Economic Realities

This report summarizes key findings from a series of focus groups and in-depth interviews of Americans 50 and older dealing with financial pressures as they face an uncertain retirement. Research for the report was conducted for AARP in Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Tampa by Lake Research Partners in December 2011.  The study looked at how families were coping with unemployment, declining home values, loss of retirement savings, and other economic setbacks. … Back to Article

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