- More than 50% of women age 65 and older would live in poverty if it were not for their Social Security benefits.
- Without Social Security, the poverty rate for older African-American women would jump from 25% to 62%.
- Even with Social Security, 12% of all older women are poor.
Find out more about the ways Social Security benefits impact women by reading "Women and Social Security," the first installation of WISER's online "Your Future Paycheck" series. You can download the chapter here or visit the WISER website for more information.