Elder Economic Security Index

View Summary of the 2016 Elder Economic Security Index Report

The Elder Economic Security Standard Index (Elder Index) is a one-of-a-kind, county-by-county measure of the income needed by older adults to maintain independence and meet their daily living costs while staying in their own homes. The center’s focus on the economic security of older adults is central to current and future projects aimed at addressing the wellbeing of older adults.

CSDRA’s continued research on economic security is useful to:

  • State and national-level policymakers
  • Family caregivers
  • Service providers
  • Aging advocates
  • Leaders in local communities

The Elder Index for 2016 has just been completed.



Look up Elder Index values for every county in the U.S. through our partner organization, the National Council on Aging

For more on how to use the Elder Index, view our 2017 Elder Index Webinar.

See the National Economic Security Standard Index: Methodology Overview.

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