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In New York, elderly immigrants from the USSR live in poverty

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In New York, elderly immigrants make up about 50% of the city's senior population. This is stated in the report of the Center for the Future of Cities.

The data obtained make you think about how to pay for their care and care, as their number continues to grow.

Older immigrants tend to have lower incomes and 60% of them find it difficult to communicate in English.

The report notes that the city’s administration has increased funding for the city’s aging department.

Some interesting facts from the report:

  • Although the population is aging all over the country, New York is unique in that the aging of the population is now almost entirely due to the increase in immigration from 1965.
  • For the first time since the end of World War II, the proportion of elderly people in New York who were born outside the United States reached 49,5%, almost equal to the natives of the nation.
  • Brooklyn has experienced the most dramatic changes in the past five years. In this area, the population of elderly immigrants has increased by 30%.
  • 42% of pensioners from Russia and the former Soviet Union live in poverty - this is the highest level among others.
  • The average age at which senior immigrants from the Middle East arrived in the United States is 28, and those from Italy are 26, which means they have spent most of their working lives in this country. In contrast, the age of immigrants from Russia and the former Soviet Union is 49, the highest from any country or region of origin. Nearby are elderly people from China and India who arrived at the age of 46.
  • The median income of older immigrants in the city is currently $ 10 800.
  • 33% of older immigrants do not receive social security benefits.

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