January 04, 2016

Living Below The Line: Economic Insecurity Among Iowa’s Elders

Iowa elders face an array of economic security challenges—rising food, health care and housing costs, long-term care needs, a soft labor market and others. To better capture and understand the challenges faced by Iowa’s seniors, their families, and state and local governments, WOW has calculated Elder Economic Insecurity Rates (EEIRs)—the proportion of retired seniors whose incomes fall short of the Elder Economic Security StandardTM Index (Elder Index), a senior-specific basic needs budget.

See the full report here.

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