afroboheme:

Poverty rates are higher for women than men.

Women are poorer than men in all racial and ethnic groups. 

Black and Latina women face particularly high rates of poverty.  

Only a quarter of all adult women (age 18 and older) with incomes below the poverty line are single mothers.

Elderly women are far more likely to be poor than elderly men.

Poverty rates for males and females are the same throughout childhood, but increase for women during their childbearing years and again in old age.

Women are paid less than men, even when they have the same qualifications and work the same hours.

Women are segregated into low paying occupations, and occupations dominated by women are low paid.

Women spend more time providing unpaid caregiving than men. 

Women are more likely to bear the costs of raising children.

Pregnancy affects women’s work and educational opportunities more than men’s.

Domestic and sexual violence can push women into a cycle of poverty.

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Wow… these stats are chilling.

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