Gender, race/ethnicity, and poverty in later life

Melissa A. Hardy, Lawrence E. Hazelrigg

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A feminization of poverty among the elderly, as among the general population, of the United States has been documented both with aggregate and with individual-level data. Several scholars have recently argued that this feminization is not homogeneous by race/ethnicity. Using individual-level data from a survey representative of the resident population aged 55 or older in Florida, we examine the intersections of gender and race/ethnicity in the distribution of poverty risk at older ages. While the analyses offer some detailed specification of the conditions of poverty, they offer no evidence of gender-race/ethnic interactions in the likelihood of poverty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-63
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Aging Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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