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Census shows poverty amongst older populations on the rise

According to the Census Bureau, the percentage of elderly people living in poverty increased from 9.5% in 2020 to 10.7% last year.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Roben Farzad, host of Public Radio’s “Full Disclosure” to see if this increase is a sign of a long-term trend.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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