NYS Elder Economic Security Index

StateWide has partnered with Wider Opportunities for Women and The Gerontology Institute of the John W. McCormack School of Policy Studies at the University of Massachusetts,  Boston to examine issues related to the economic conditions of older New Yorkers.

The  Elder Economic Security Standard™ Index (Elder Index), measures how much income is needed for an older adult to adequately meet his or her basic needs – without public or private assistance – based on an elder’s housing and health statuses.

NEW! We have recently released (Fall 2015) an update of the report.
Use this link for the latest information.


Learn more about this initiative, including New York state and regional data, by clicking the links below:

Elder Economic Security Index for New York                                                    Economic Security Index by County (.pdf)
New York Elder Economic Security Initiative
Real Cost of Living
Making Ends Meet
Bridging the Gaps
Elder Index Resources