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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.

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1 Aging in New Hampshire The Implications for Women November 19, 2007 by Katie Merrow, Executive Director All our reports are available at

2 As NH ages, there will a relatively smaller pool of experienced, qualified workers

3 Women are the majority of new college grads, and will likely have increased opportunity as businesses compete for younger workers

4 Many new jobs however will be in low-wage occupations

5 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.

6 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


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