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Measuring poverty among the elderly

Angus Deaton

Measuring poverty among the elderly

by Angus Deaton

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poverty -- United States -- Econometric models.,
  • Poverty -- India -- Econometric models.,
  • Older people -- Economic conditions.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAngus Deaton, Christina Paxson.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper no. 5296, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 5296.
    ContributionsPaxson, Christina H., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35, [15] p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22417737M

    Measuring Poverty. When U.S. officials became concerned about poverty during the s, they quickly realized they needed to find out how much poverty we had. To do so, a measure of official poverty, or a poverty line, was needed. Latino workers have longer average life expectancies than white workers, which means they have more years to collect retirement benefits. Without Social Security, the poverty rate among elderly Latinos would approach 50 percent, and the poverty rate among elderly African Americans would exceed 50 percent.

    If we had a better measure of poverty, the elderly poverty rate would be considerably higher. The current poverty measure gives no consideration to health care costs, amongFile Size: KB.   More than 15 million older adults had incomes below % of poverty based on the official poverty measure in (%), a number that increases to more than 21 million (%) based on the : Juliette Cubanski.

      Poverty Among Elderly Women. Why is it important to focus on elderly women as opposed to elderly men? Women are more likely than men to be in poverty as they grow older. Without Social Security, nearly percent of women 65 and older would have been poor in compared to percent of elderly men. Defining And Measuring Poverty Sociology Essay. words (8 pages) Essay in Sociology. lone parents, older people, asylum seekers. Ethnic minorities live in low income households, twice the rate for white people. Although they are variations by ethnic groups. Unemployment rates are higher among this group, black people are more likely to.


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Measuring poverty among the elderly by Angus Deaton Download PDF EPUB FB2

W Measuring Poverty Among the Elderly: Engelhardt and Gruber: w Social Security and the Evolution of Elderly Poverty: Hurd and Rohwedder: w Economic Well-Being at Older Ages: Income- and Consumption-Based Poverty Measures in the HRS: Korenman and Remler: w Rethinking Elderly Poverty: Time for a Health Inclusive Poverty Measure.

6 Measuring Poverty among the Elderly Angus Deaton and Christina Paxson Introduction In the United States inthere were four million elderly adults who were officially classified as poor.

There were 3 1 million elderly in the United States inso that the poverty rate was just under 13 percent. Children were muchCited by: Measuring poverty among the elderly.

Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Angus Deaton; Christina H Paxson; National Bureau of Economic Research. The number of elderly in poverty, or the number of children in poverty, is sensitive to these assumptions and to differences in living arrangements across age groups.

We explore the sensitivity of poverty counts to variations in assumptions about child costs and economies of scale using data from the United States and from six large Indian states.

Provides new indexes for measuring the presence and extent of poverty; Assessing Multidimensional Deprivation Among the Elderly in the USA.

Pages Measuring Multidimensional Poverty and Deprivation Book Subtitle Incidence and Determinants in Developed Countries. The number of elderly in poverty, or the number of children in poverty, is sensitive to these assumptions and to differences in living arrangements across age groups.

We explore the sensitivity of poverty counts to variations in assumptions about child costs and economies of scale using data from the United States and from six large Indian by: We discuss the special problems associated with efforts to measure poverty among the elderly. Income measures must be adjusted for a variety of non‐income sources of well‐being such as net worth, human capital, and in‐kind, transfers.

Measuring the Poverty of Elderly People with Needs Analysis in Turkey: /ch This study aimed to analyze the economic, social, and cultural needs of elderly people to determine the poverty thereof in Ankara (the capital city ofAuthor: Emine Özmete.

For older adults who are above the poverty level, one major adverse life event can change today’s realities into tomorrow’s troubles. Poverty Measures 21% of married Social Security recipients and 43% of single recipients aged 65+ depend on Social Security for 90% or more of their income.

The issue of poverty emerged again and again in remarks by experts and advocates at the five-day conference, hosted by the American Society on Aging. Some million older Americans live at or below the federal poverty level of $11, a year.

And being a woman, a person of color or a person in poor health increases the odds of : Barbranda Lumpkins Walls. Disabled - disproportionately represented among those with low incomes. Old people - In those over pension age numbered 18% of the population, of which two thirds were women.

According to DHSS, the retirement pension for a single person was % of. discuss poverty measurement issues, and then assess the incidence of poverty among older persons in Latin America and the Caribbean under alternative proxies for individual living standards.

An Examination Using Alternative Poverty Measures [PDF - poverty measurement among the elderly by bringing together several related issues that bear upon measures of resources and needs for this important segment of the population.

Like the official poverty measure, the supplemental poverty measure found an increase in the number of adults ages 65 and older in poverty — an increase ofindividuals. On the other hand, as shown in Figure 1, while the change in the official poverty rate among those ages 65 and older was not statistically significant, the.

Poverty among the elderly fell dramatically between and and has continued to decline. However, poverty among that portion of the U.S.

population that is less than 18 years old is no lower today than in the s. Less than ten percent of the nation's 38 million elderly people are living in poverty, according to the official statistics. But once medical care and other costs of living are factored in, the number of people 65 and older living in poverty jumps to percent, according to a new Census Bureau analysis.

poverty measure to encompass virtually all family sizes, 8. and the poverty line was adopted by the Office of Economic Opportunity for statistical and program-planning purposes. The base poverty line for a family of four (two adults and two children) was adjusted for larger and smaller families and for the elderly.

Cited by: 1. Poverty Among the Elderly: Where are the Holes in the Safety Net. Michael J. Boskin, John B. Shoven. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in May NBER Program(s):Public Economics Using data from the longitudinal retirement history survey (RHS), we examine the economic status of the cohort of the elderly who were 68 years old by to see who fell through the safety net in the by: 4.

reduce the poverty rate among elderly widow(er)s by percentage points, help million aged poor persons, and lift just overfrom poverty. Option 2 would reduce the elderly poverty gap by a larger percentage than any of the options analyzed— percent.

The cost of the option in FY would be about $ billion. Discover more about the Poverty measure in the United States from the America's Health Rankings Senior Report.

Cook, FL & Welch, ASMeasuring Economic Hardship Among the Elderly: Beyond the Poverty Threshold. in JK Siegenthaler (ed.), Encyclopedia of Financial Gerontology. Greenwood Publishing Group. Measuring Economic Hardship Among the Elderly: Beyond the Poverty : F.L.

Cook, A.S. Welch.Downloadable! The drop in income poverty among the elderly in Canada over the last generation has been well-documented. In this paper, I extend the calculation of head-count measures of poverty to all currently available microdata, spanning the years to I then generate consumption poverty measures spanning to and compare to the income poverty results.

Among Americans 65 and older, almost twice as many women as men live in poverty; women make up over two thirds (%) of the elderly poor. As many as half of all women aged 65 and older have incomes that render them economically insecure.

Poverty is most extreme amongst older women who live alone; one in five lives in Size: KB.