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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.

Aging Demographics

One in Three Americans is Now 50 or Older

By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?

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