FAST FACT: Women and Poverty in the Nation's Capital
December 9, 2009 posted by Kyla Bender-Baird
The DC Women's Agenda, a program of Wider Opportunities for Women, recently released a gender analysis of the 2008 American Community Survey. They found that women remain in poverty even while working. Here are some of the stats they shared:
- Women are eight times more likely to live in poverty than men in D.C.
- Approximately 22% of women-headed households, working full or part time, live in poverty
- Gender income disparities persist as men who worked full-time had an 8.5% increase in salary from 2007 to 2008 while their female counterparts had only a 2.3% increase.
To read the full report, click here.