Quote of the Day – November 8, 2012
The data show that across the OECD’s 34 developed nations, on average more women were poor than men at every age in 2008, with an even wider average gap in the U.S. The one exception to this trend was in the 41 to 50 age bracket—but that exception only existed for the OECD average. In the United States, the gap still existed for that age range.
The greatest gap was in the oldest age groups, especially in the U.S. This means that women born in the Depression are over 50 percent more likely to be in poverty than men of their same age. And even women in their early twenties face a greater risk of poverty than men.-Excerpted from “The Wide Poverty Gap Between Women and Men“, an article by Karen Kornbluh originally published at the Atlantic online, Nov. 7, 2012.