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Maine, older adults, women, financial security


The Economic Security of Older Women in Maine: Data Report provides a snapshot of how women compare to men on measures such as wages and income, caregiving status, living arrangements, and rates of disability—factors that can impact Maine women's ability to meet their needs with the resources they have. The report, compiled by staff at the University of Southern Maine's Cutler Institute, informs an initiative led by the Maine Women's Lobby Education Fund and the Maine Council on Aging to identify gaps and pathways to support the health and economic security of older Maine women and all Mainers, now and in the future.

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This report and initiative were supported by the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF) and guided by an advisory council that included representation from AARP, Aroostook County Area Agency on Aging, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Aging and Disability Services, Maine Equal Justice, Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, and Waldo County Community Action Program.

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Feb 28 2022



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