Income Network Alert – Poverty Among Seniors Disproportionately Affects Women

(08/19/2014)  Today, of the 15 percent of seniors living in poverty according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure, a disproportionate number are women and people of color. The Supplemental Poverty Measure more accurately accounts for the cost of living for seniors; the Official Poverty Rate among seniors is closer to nine percent.

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