Omaha women still struggle in poverty

State of Women in OmahaA recent Women’s Fund research report “How Are Women Doing in Omaha?” highlighted several concerning statistics about women in poverty here in Nebraska.

The report found women are more likely to have incomes below the Federal Poverty Level and African-American women were four times as likely as Caucasian women to live in poverty.

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of Omaha families living in poverty are headed by single women.

James Goddard, Appleseed’s Economic Justice Program Director, spoke to Today’s Omaha Woman about the issue of poverty in Omaha and how increasing educational opportunities can help people climb out of poverty.

“We need to ensure that folks have an opportunity to reach for things like education that will allow them to move ahead,” Goddard said.

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