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Wealth and Health Disparities

The Retirement Crisis Facing Black Americans

Rodney Brooks
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December 11, 2020

Long-standing income and wealth disparities along with low savings rates have endangered retirement readiness for millions of elderly Black Americans, who still haven't recovered from the devastating impact of the 2008 housing crash. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened an already bleak outlook.

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