Presentation on theme: "Aging in New Hampshire The Implications for Women November 19, 2007 by Katie Merrow, Executive Director All our reports are available at www.nhwpi.org."— Presentation transcript:
Aging in New Hampshire The Implications for Women November 19, 2007 by Katie Merrow, Executive Director All our reports are available at www.nhwpi.org
As NH ages, there will a relatively smaller pool of experienced, qualified workers
Women are the majority of new college grads, and will likely have increased opportunity as businesses compete for younger workers
Many new jobs however will be in low-wage occupations
Occupational concentrations and state budget policy affects earnings Women tend to work in care-giving occupations, which pay less than traditionally male occupations. State budget policy that level funds care- giving services, or funds Medicaid services at below cost, contributes to downward pressure on womens salaries, unless those providers can shift costs elsewhere.
Women more likely to be poor and alone in old age Source: 2006 American Community Survey of NH residents; living alone or w no family refers to individuals living either alone or with others to whom they are unrelated. WomenMen