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ERIC Number: EJ419631
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
Cumulative Advantage, Cumulative Disadvantage, and Inequality among Elderly People.
Crystal, Stephen; Shea, Dennis
Gerontologist, v30 n4 p437-43 Aug 1990
Recent census data analysis suggests economic inequality greatest among elderly. Worst off 20 percent of elderly (disproportionately unmarried women, minorities, physically impaired) received 5.5 percent elderly's total resources; best off 20 percent received 46 percent. Equalizing effects of Social Security outweighed by private pensions, asset income, other sources. Findings suggest process of cumulative economic advantage/disadvantage throughout life course. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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