Research & Analysis by Kimberly Burham

Expenditures of the Aged
from Social Security Bulletin, Vol. 67, No. 1 (released August 2007)
by Kimberly Burham

This article includes a short overview of existing research and reprints some of the charts available in the Expenditures of the Aged Chartbook. The goal of the chartbook is to improve the availability of statistics on expenditures of the aged. Data are based on the 2002 Consumer Expenditure Survey Public-Use File. Measures of standards of living, such as expenditures, help inform policymakers and researchers who are concerned about the adequacy of economic resources of the aged.