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Asset Building Opportunities Lag for 15 Million Single Women

According to a new brief from the Asset Funders Network, women age 45 - 65 represent the first generation to benefit from expanded access to higher education, credit, and other asset building opportunities. The opportunities stem from policy changes that came about as part of the civil rights and women’s movements in the 1960s and 1970s.

However, although record-breaking numbers of women are graduating from college and starting businesses, 15 million single women - namely Black and Latin women - have experienced substantial wealth loss in the past 20 years.

To view a slide deck on this topic created by the Asset Funders Network, click here.

Kathleen Taylor