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Beyond 50: A View of Economic Security in the States

Table of Contents: Tables for States | Summary Tables | Report

When Beyond 50: A Report to the Nation on Economic Security was published in May 2001 as the first in a planned series of annual AARP reports on the status of midlife and older Americans, it provided readers with an in-depth look at the well-being of more than one-quarter of the U.S. population – the 76 million people age 50 and older in 2000.

For most of the measures of well-being included in that report, there are important differences among the states. In this AARP Public Policy Institute supplement to Beyond 50, detailed statistics for the age 50+ population in each of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, are analyzed by Sunhwa Lee, Ph.D. and Lois Shaw, Ph.D. with Amy LeMar and Vanessa Melamede, all of the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Tables for States

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut DC Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Summary Tables

For further information, please, contact John Turner of PPI at 202/434-3881. (Report: 21 pages, plus tables)

Written by Sunhwa Lee, Ph.D. and Lois Shaw, Ph.D. with Amy LeMar and Vanessa Melamede, Institute for Women's Policy Research

John Turner and John Gist, Project Managers, AARP Public Policy Institute
February 2002
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