Health Insurance Coverage
Toplines for Health Insurance Coverage in 2019:
* One in ten non-elderly adult women were without insurance in 2019, meaning nearly 10 million women 19-64 were uninsured last year.
* Nearly 1 in 9 women of reproductive age (19-54) were uninsured in 2019, meaning 8.1 million were without insurance last year.
* Latinx women and girls (15 percent) were three times more likely than white, non-Hispanic women and girls (5 percent) to be without insurance in 2019.
* 8 percent of Black women and girls were uninsured last year, along with 6 percent of Asian women and girls.
Poverty Snapshot in 2019
"As this data shows, we walked into this pandemic neglecting the needs of working families and abandoning the Black, brown, and immigrant women whose unpaid and underpaid labor makes our entire economy possible, said
Toplines for Poverty in 2019:
* More than 13.8 million women 18 and older, or nearly one in nine, lived in poverty in 2019.
* Poverty rates were far worse for many women of color: 18 percent of Black women and 15 percent share of Latina women were in poverty last year as compared to 6 percent of white, non-Hispanic men.
* Women made up more than 6 in 10 seniors who lived in poverty last year, with the poverty rate for senior women at 10 percent.
* More than three in ten female-headed families with children were poor in 2019. Nearly 6 in 10 poor children lived in a female-headed household last year.
***The data released by the
Wage Gap in 2019:
Today's data revealed no statistically significant difference in the wage gap between 2018 and 2019 for women overall. For three straight years, women working full time, year round were still paid just
"It's outrageous that Black women and Latinas only scored a single penny raise last year," said
Toplines for Wage Gap in 2019:
The wage gap, broken down by race and ethnicity, shows wider gaps for most women of color, according to NWLC analysis:
* Latina women working full time, year round were paid just
* Black women working full time, year round were paid just
* White, non-Hispanic women working full time, year round were paid just
* Asian women working full time, year round were paid just
NWLC will continue to update its analysis here (https://nwlc.org/resources/nwlc-resources-on-poverty-income-and-health-insurance-in-2019/).