Reading Between the Lines: Women’s Poverty in the United States, 2009

Legal Momentum issued this report (PDF), which reveals: “There has been a large gender poverty gap in every year since the official poverty standard was created. In 2009, adult woman were 32 percent more likely to be poor than adult men, with a poverty rate of 13.9% compared to a 10.5% rate for adult men. There were 16.4 million poor adult women compared to 11.7 million poor adult men.”