1 in 3 Women Live in Or on the Brink of Poverty, Says Shriver Report
byKaitlin StanfordJan 07, 2014
Over the last few years, we've become used to hearing that the worst of the economic crisis is already behind us, that things are looking up and jobs are growing—albeit ever-so-slowly. But according to a new and soon-to-be released study, there's more to that story that we should be talking about. When it comes to American women in particular, an alarming 1 in 3 are either living in poverty, or just on the brink of it; and sadly, that translates to a whopping 42 million of us.
The eye-opening stat comes from the Shriver Report, a multi-platform project led by Maria Shriver and her organization A Woman's Nation. In its aim to highlight the struggles of women across the country, it's releasing an in-depth report on the real face of female poverty in America, which may not look exactly how we pictured it.
You can download the full Shriver Report, A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink on ShriverReport.org, beginning this Sunday, January 12. But for now, the organization released a moving and thought-provoking trailer about the millions of women—daughters, mothers, and grandmothers—who live just "one house down" or sit "just one desk over" from us every day, and are just one missed paycheck away from losing it all.