Inequalities among older people, especially women, ‘shameful’

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Contrasts in people’s experiences of later life largely a product of poverty and disadvantage, study finds

Older women are more likely to be poor, socially isolated, badly housed, unhealthy and die sooner because of a lifetime of lower pay and unequal working conditions than older men, according to a new report.

A study by the Centre for Ageing Better found “shameful� and stark contrasts in people’s experiences of later life, with severe inequalities among older people largely a product of poverty and disadvantage throughout life.

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