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Sources of income for older adults, 2012

The largest source of income for older persons in 2012 was Social Security, followed by assets, private pensions, government employee pensions, and earnings.

 

A Profile of Older Americans: 2014; 2015. https://www.acl.gov/sites/default/files/Aging%20and%20Disability%20in%20America/2014-Profile.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
A Profile of Older Americans: 2014
Publication Date
2015
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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