Retirement USA is a national initiative that is working for a new retirement system that, along with Social Security, will provide universal, secure, and adequate income for future retirees. The initiative has developed 12 Principles for a New Retirement System, which provides a framework for a future system in which employers, workers, and the government would share responsibility for the retirement security for all American workers.

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Did You Know?

11% of older women live below the federal poverty line.

The poverty rate of women ages 65 and older was 10.7 percent in 2009, much higher than the poverty rate of older men (6.6 percent). The federal poverty threshold is very low – $10,326 for single persons ages 65 and older in 2009 – well below what many experts view as necessary to meet basic needs. Because women tend to live longer, the number of poor women 65 and older (2.3 million) is more than twice the number of poor older men (1.1 million).

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by Eric Ruth, News Journal (Wilmington, DE), September 25, 2011