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Elder Index Shows Limits of Social Security to Help Older Adults Afford Basic Cost of Living

Social Security is a critical economic resource for most older Americans but those payments don’t cover even a bare-bones budget in a single county in the United States. The degree to which Social Security payments can help elders make ends… Continue Reading →

Holes in the Safety Net: Social Security and the True Cost of Living for Seniors

Older Americans in every part of the country depend on Social Security benefits to help make ends meet. But just how far do those payments go toward covering the basic cost of living? The answer varies a great deal on… Continue Reading →

Institute Talk: Peter Diamond on Social Security

Nobel laureate Peter Diamond has a message for everyone worried about the future of Social Security. He knows exactly how you feel. “This is a vital program and it’s really important that we preserve, in my mind, the basic structure,”… Continue Reading →

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