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Exposing (and Closing) the Race and Gender Gaps in Elderly Poverty

In 1966, nearly 29 percent of elderly Americans had incomes below the poverty line, compared to about one in ten today. Still, one in ten is far too high. Moreover, despite the passage of landmark civil rights and equal pay legislation in the 1960s, substantial gender, racial and ethnic gaps remain among older Americans living below the poverty line. Read more via TalkPoverty.org >>

03/13/2015