Women, Poverty, And Shortened Lives

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old and poorAn article, Get Rich or Die Younger: The Shrinking Lifes Spans of Poor U.S. Women, includes the following 2 conclusions…

  1. Among men older than 55, life expectancies are growing fastest for the rich.
  2. Among women older than 55, life expectancies are growing for the rich and shrinking for the poor.

Being female, and being poor, is killing US women.

The only groups decreasing in life expectancy are poor women. The poorest 40% of women all lose years, and the poorer you are, the shorter your life.

No age group of poor men loses years, they may not gain, but they do not lose.

Take a look at the chart as it easy to read.

And with this scenario, the U.S. House wants to reduce aid to poor people!

Another reason I want to help older persons earn more money. We cannot rely on Social Security – it is too tenuous in the current political arena.

For more information on my ideas, go to Gray Wolf Productions.

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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