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Senior Poverty

We believe everyone has a right to age in justice

Senior poverty is on the rise. Disappearing pensions and inadequate retirement benefits are leaving more older Americans behind. Women, especially women of color, are more likely to age into poverty than men.

A Justice in Aging Special Report delves into the reasons women are more likely to age into poverty, and offers 15 recommendations for strengthening the supports that we all may need as we grow older. Women tell their own stories of the struggles they face in three short videos that accompany the report.

Key Drivers of Poverty Among Older Women


Watch more women tell their stories below.

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