Why Women’s Risk Of Poverty Jumps Drastically When They Enter Their 20s

Why Women’s Risk Of Poverty Jumps Drastically When They Enter Their 20s

There are 46.7 million Americans currently living in poverty, according to Census Bureau data released on Wednesday, but there are huge gender differences within that population.

Men and women’s poverty rate looks nearly identical up until age 18. But just as women enter their 20s, their risk of poverty spikes dramatically and much higher than the risk for men. Women between the ages of 25 and 34 experience a poverty rate 6.9 percentage points higher than men. The gender gap in poverty doesn’t begin to even out until they get to their 40s.

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