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Social Security benefits play key role in preventing older Americans from lacking enough quality food

By Sophie Mitra, Professor of economics, Fordham University
Debra Brucker, Research Associate Professor at Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire
Katie Jajtner, Assistant Scientist, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Social Security benefits make it easier for older Americans to afford the food they need to live a healthy, active life, according to our recently published research.

Although this finding may seem obvious, to our knowledge this is the first study to directly examine the link between income from Social Security in old…The Conversation

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