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More Children in Multigenerational Families Benefit from Social Security

Download the PDF. The findings in this fact sheet are based on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty.” As the American family changes, Social Security helps more children Social Security is typically considered a retirement plan for the elderly. However, many Americans are unaware that Social Security is

The Hidden Beneficiaries of Social Security

Download PDF. The findings in this fact sheet are based on “Overlooked But Not Forgotten: Social Security Lifts Millions More Children Out of Poverty.” Social Security impacts more children than previously realized Social Security’s role in lifting millions of seniors out of poverty has been widely documented. However, it is also one of the federal

Infographics

Click on the titles below to view infographics series associated with CGPS fact sheets and reports. We have segmented them in parts that are easy to save and share on social media. Right-click on the images to save them on your computer. Medicaid: America's Larget Insurer Medicaid covers a quarter of the U.S. population and half of those

Obamacare Reduces Racial Disparities in Health Coverage

By Algernon Austin Download the PDF. Press release The 2014 implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has had a promising start in providing health insurance for all Americans. All racial groups have experienced substantial increases in their health insurance coverage. Before the ACA was enacted, people of color were much

African American Retirement Insecurity

Download the PDF. Infographic. by Elvis Guzman and Madhulika Vulimiri African American retirees have significantly less wealth and lower incomes than White retirees. Eighty-three percent of African American seniors lack the retirement assets they need to last the remainder of their lifetimes.1 Additionally, more than two-thirds of African Americans are liquid-asset poor, meaning that their

Why Raising the Retirement Age Would Hurt African Americans

Download the PDF. Infographic. by Elvis Guzman and Nakia Gladden Social Security is an essential social insurance program that provides economic security for U.S. workers and their families in retirement, in case of disability or death of a breadwinner. The program protects families from falling into poverty, and is especially important to vulnerable families that

The Wealth Gap for Women of Color

Download the PDF. Infographic. Wealth—what we own minus what we owe—provides a stable foundation for economic security, allowing families to recover in times of crisis and work towards greater economic mobility. As more women have joined the workforce—creating both dual- and single-income earning households—the labor market has made little progress in eliminating gender and race-based