Figure D

Comparison of WOW Elder Index thresholds to Supplemental Poverty Measure thresholds, all and by housing type, pooled years 2009–2011

Note: The WOW Elder Index measures the threshold below which the elderly are considered economically insecure.  The bars show the ratio of the Elder Index thresholds to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) thresholds across available regions and housing types.

Source: Authors' analysis of pooled 2009–2011 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata and Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) Elder Index

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