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The aggregate proportion of 50+ households in financial distress has been stable between 2011 and 2013 but individual circumstances have changed for many households.
Financial assets have been used as a buffer, in particular by low income households hit by health shocks.
Greater social inclusion, proxied by the size of the social network, reduces the probability of falling into financial distress.