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Soaring number of elderly U.S. women live in EXTREME poverty

Via: Raw Story

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According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the number of elderly U.S. women who live in extreme poverty has spiked abruptly since the previous year. Think Progress reported that a study by the NWLC showed an 18 percent increase in the population of women over 65 who are living on LESS than $5,500 per year.

According to the study, in 2012, 135,000 more elder women were living in extreme poverty than in 2011, raising the national number to 733,000.

Alan Pyke at Think Progress wrote, <em>”Put another way, there are more elderly women living on $15 per day than there are residents of Detroit, Michigan.

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Read more, HERE:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/28/soaring-number-of-elderly-u-s-women-live-in-extreme-poverty/

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“A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.”
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