Elderly women are more likely than elderly men to be economically vulnerable: Share of the elderly at various income levels, expressed as multiples of the supplemental poverty measure (SPM) threshold, by gender
|Less than 1.0x SPM (economically vulnerable)||1.0 to 1.99x SPM (economically vulnerable)||2.0 to 3.99x SPM||At or above 4.0x SPM|
|Women, age 65+||17.2%||35.3%||31.5%||16.0%|
|Men, age 65+||12.7%||29.2%||35.1%||23.0%|
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Source: EPI analysis of pooled 2010–2012 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata