EBRI: More Americans Entering Poverty as They Age

Between 2005–2009, the rate of poverty among American seniors rose as they aged, as did the number of new entrants into poverty, according to a new report published in the April 2012 EBRI Notes.

Poverty rates fell in the first half of the last decade for almost all age groups of older Americans (age 50 or older), though they increased since 2005 for every age group, the EBRI analysis shows.

Press release is online here. Full report is online here.