This is from about a year ago. Presumably there will be a new study out soon. It’s unlikely that anything has changed much. If anything, probably for the worse, given rising food and energy costs.
Using the Elder Economic Security Standard Index, which defines the basic expenses facing retired adults over the age of 65, the organization’s researchers found that an older adult required from $19,100 to $29,000 a year, depending on the individual’s housing situation. Forty-nine percent of white women and 61 percent of older Asian women were unable to meet their monthly expenses for housing, food, health care and other necessities. Three out of four African-American and Hispanic women had insufficient funds…
The report found that the annual income of the typical older woman was $14,000, compared with $24,300 for men. Retirement income of women was less because they had worked in low-wage industries and were paid less (than) in male-dominated fields.
And what would conservatives do about not just this, but to women’s access to resources and opportunity in general?
The latest Ryan budget puts a tight cap on the area of the budget that funds vital supports for low-income girls and young adults, like nutrition assistance for expectant mothers and their children, child development, childcare, and education assistance. Adult women struggling to feed their families would see their food stamp (or SNAP) benefits cut. Changes to Medicaid would jeopardize women’s access to affordable health care and long-term care — making matters worse for women doing their best to care for themselves, their children, and their aging parents — and turning Medicare into a voucher program would shift costs onto senior women, jeopardizing their future economic security.
Shifting gears, I found this to be rather compelling.
In his profile my husband says he’s divorced, which is sort of true, but not really, because neither of us has even filed yet. We have been separated a few years though.
I’m barely on Match.com. I keep getting emails with photos of possible matches, and encouragement to complete my profile so others can find me. Out of curiosity I sometimes click on the photos in the emails and read the profiles, but I haven’t contacted anyone. They all seem nice enough, but I think it might be because I can’t tell who’s nice enough and who’s not.
From my husband’s photos and info, he seems like a great guy.
I’d never be able to tell he’s the kind of guy who’d kick a woman a week after she’s had a baby, or drag her around by her hair, or hit her or spit on her or swing a chair at her or choke her or scream at her about how deformed she is.