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February 2009
Characteristics of Adults age 65 and older with Incomes Below the 2007 Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index)
California Counties

The links below will open a separate set of data providing - County Numbers and Percents, State Totals, and County Comparisons for:

Single Elders Living Alone and Couples Only
Single elders living alone are one person households, and Couples only are two person households where one or both are age 65 or older and married.

Single Elders and Couples Living with Others
Single elders living with others are households with two or more persons (not including their spouse); examples include an older widow living in an adult child's home or an older divorcee who is raising a grandchild in her own home. Couples living with others are households with three or more persons; examples include older couples living in an adult child's home or an older couple raising grandchildren in their own home. The calculation is based on only the older adult (one person) or only the couple (two person), respectively and their personal income.


Funding for the California Elder Economic Security Initiative program has been provided by: Aging & Independent Services of San Diego, Alameda County Social Services Agency Adult and Aging Services, Area Agency on Aging of the County of Los Angeles, The California Endowment, California Community Foundation, California Policy Research Center, The California Wellness Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, Council on Aging-Silicon Valley, Health Trust, Wider Opportunities for Women, UC Program on Access to Care, United Way of the Bay Area, and Y & H Soda Foundation.

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