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Fact Sheet: Social Security and Elderly People of Color

By: Virginia Reno, Vice President for Research
Published: July 1999

New estimates show the role of Social Security in keeping elderly people of color out of poverty. For the first time, data are shown separately for Native Americans and Asian Americans, as well as for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and white Americans. This fact sheet, based on a paper presented at Social Security and People of Color: Unity Conference '99, held in Seattle, WA, lists and explains these data.

For an additional paper, entitled "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: Debunking Flawed Research on People of Color and Women in Social Security Reform," presented at the Unity Conference '99, please follow this link.