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April, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 4
Economic and social conditions of children and the elderly
David Scott Johnson
Research economist, Division of Price and Index Number Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Both the elderly and children have experienced improvements in their health status, but do not share the same enhancements in economic well-being; data for the elderly are compared with data from a recent report on indicators of child well-being. This article expands on the previous studies, and provides a wider range of socioeconomic indicators to compare the status of the elderly and children.
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