Supporting the Economic Security and Health of Older Women of Color

Justice in Aging

From the introduction to this Issue Brief:

Women of color confront systemic discrimination–on the basis of race, gender, and other characteristics like sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration or disability status–throughout their lives. It is important to understand that multiple and compounding forms of discrimination experienced over a lifetime can have a devastating impact on the economic security and health of older women of color. Without policies that specifically address the needs and well-being of older women of color, they will bear the burden of a lifetime of disparities.