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Wide Disparities in the Income and Assets of People on Medicare by Race and Ethnicity: Now and in the Future

Executive Summary
  1. Meschede, Tatjana, Thomas M. Shapiro, and Jennifer Wheary. Living Longer on Less: The New Economic (In)Security of Seniors. Institute on Assets and Social Policy and Dēmos, by a Thread Report no. 4. May 2009.

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  2. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Key Issues in Understanding the Economic and Health Security of Current and Future Generations of Seniors,” March 2012.

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  3. Shapiro, Thomas, Tatjana Meschede, and Sam Osoro. The Roots of the Widening Racial Wealth Gap: Explaining the Black-White Economic Divide. Brandeis University Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Research and Policy Brief. February 2013.

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  4. McKernan, Signe-Mary, Caroline Ratcliffe, Eugene Steuerle, and Sis Zhang, “Less Than Equal: Racial Disparities in Wealth Accumulation,” April 2013.

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  5. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Projecting Income and Assets: What Might the Future Hold for the Next Generation of Medicare Beneficiaries?” June 2011.

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  6. Kaiser Family Foundation, “Medicare at a Glance: Fact Sheet,” November 2012.

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  7. Butrica, Barbara, Howard Iams, Karen E. Smith, and Eric Toder. The Disappearing Defined Benefit Pension and Its Potential Impact on the Retirement Incomes of Boomers. Social Security Bulletin, 69(3): 1-27. January 2009.

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  8. Kaiser Family Foundation, “2012 Employer Health Benefits Survey,” September 2012.

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Section 3: Home Equity
  1. Trawinski, Lori, “Nightmare on Main Street: Older Americans and the Mortgage Market Crisis,” AARP Public Policy Institute, July 2012.

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