LES Research Team Presents Project Outcomes at UCLA-CPRA Symposium

On March 21, 2013, the Latinos & Economic Security (LES) research team composed of CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, Kathleen Wilber, Max Benavidez, and Zach Gassoumis, presented outcomes and policy recommendations based on of eight years of research and analysis at a symposium, "Aging in a Majority-Minority Nation: Interracial and Intergenerational Tensions & Opportunities," marking the 15th anniversary of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging.

The LES researchers covered the following key points:

- The U.S. has an aging population that is largely white and a growing Latino workforce that is supporting current retirees
- Latinos 65+ depend heavily on Social Security for their retirement income
- Education and citizenship are key to economic security
- Investing in the education and development of the workers of tomorrow is critical for the well-being of the U.S

The researchers' PowerPoint presentation is attached below.