The Female Face of Poverty in Vermont

July 12, 2019 | by Sue Miyamoto

According to Lisa Senecal, the Chair of the Vermont Commission on Women, nearly 4A0 percent of female led households live in poverty in Vermont, and most Vermonters living in poverty work full time.

In her article “Lisa Senecal: Facing obstacles is universal for women”, she also explains that on average, when a woman retires, she receives 50 percent of the Social Security that a man does. This leads to many senior women living below the poverty level in Vermont.

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