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September 2010
Elder Economic Security StandardTM Index
California Counties 2009

Elder Index Per Year, Annual Comparisons, and Basic Monthly Expenses for Selected Household Types
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Elder Economic Security
Standard Index by county
County Comparisons, Annual Elder Index Amounts

Components of Elder Index


Supporting Data

Methodology Report

Additional Information on the Elderly Economic Security StandardTM Index
  • Introduction to the Elder Index: A brief description of the Elder Index and links to all Elder Index data and analyses conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
  • California Elder Economic Security Initiative One-Pager: Describes the Insight Center’s statewide coalition to improve the economic security of California’s older adults as measured by the Elder Index.
  • Cal-EESI: How the Elder Index is Used One-Pager: Highlights outstanding examples of the wide range of leaders who are using the Elder Index to help ensure that older Californians have the resources they need to maintain a basic, but dignified standard of living.
  • FAQ: Supplies answers to common questions about the Elder Economic Security Standard Index and the California Elder Economic Security Initiative.

The Elder Economic Security InitiativeTM project in California, which this report contributes to, is led by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Oakland, California, with the guidance of a statewide steering committee. The California project is part of a national initiative led by Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW), Washington, DC, which holds the trademarks to Elder Economic Security Standard Index, Elder Economic Security Initiative project, and Elder Index. The national methodology was developed by the Gerontology Institute at UMass-Boston and WOW. The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research assisted in refining the methodology and applied it to California. Funding and support for the California Elder Index has been provided by: Alameda County Social Services Department of Adult and Aging Services, California Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, County of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services, San Diego Department of Aging and Independence Services, The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, UC-Program on Access to Care, United Way of the Bay Area, WOW and Y&H Soda Foundation.
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