Tag: poverty

Images of growing stacking coins and Hand putting coin into glas

In this video, Elena Chavez Quezada introduces two working women in her family who didn’t get a fair shot at a comfortable retirement. Her mother-in-law, a single mother and immigrant from the Dominican Republic, pieced together a living for herself, her parents, and her children. She never had a 401(k) or owned a house. Eac…

Images of growing stacking coins and Hand putting coin into glas

The poverty rate for widows has gone down over the past 20 years. This trend will probably continue for the foreseeable future. Women face the risk of slipping into poverty when a husband’s death triggers a drop in retirement income from Social Security and a pension (if he had one). But beginning in the 1970s…