The Elderly and the COVID Pandemic: Early Findings on the Impact on Health, Mental Well-Being, and Financial Situation

TitleThe Elderly and the COVID Pandemic: Early Findings on the Impact on Health, Mental Well-Being, and Financial Situation
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsEbrahimi, Z
Series TitleEBRI Issue Brief
InstitutionEmployee Benefit Research Institute
CityWashington, D.C.
KeywordsCOVID-19, Finances, health, Well-being
Abstract

Using early releases of data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) COVID-19 Project survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) examines the various impacts of the pandemic on older Americans’ health, mental well-being, and financial situation. The bottom line is that the responses within the HRS depict an older population that was clearly impacted by the pandemic but that was — overall — remarkably resilient. However, the data also identify key areas of concern as well, including lower wealth and those near or early in retireme

URLhttps://www.ebri.org/content/the-elderly-and-the-covid-pandemic-early-findings-on-the-impact-on-health-mental-well-being-and-financial-situation
Citation Key11759