Scholars: Hidden pockets of seniors in poverty - East Valley Tribune: News

Scholars: Hidden pockets of seniors in poverty

Posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 9:13 am

Simon Norwood, a construction worker who hasn't found work in months, poses in a garage apartment belonging to a friend in Little Rock, Ark., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. The official poverty rate for Americans 65 years and older has stood for years at 10 percent, the lowest rate among age groups. But the true rate could be nearly twice that high, according to a revised formula created by the National Academy of Sciences that is gaining favor among public officials, including some in the Obama administration.

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