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Title

Why many retired women live in poverty

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-13-2014

Abstract

Gender inequality doesn't end at the workplace. For many women, the gender gap haunts them well into their retirement years, when far more women find themselves living in poverty.

In fact, women are almost twice as likely as men to live below the poverty line during retirement, with single and minority women struggling the most (see chart).