Disparities

Nebraska Women’s Health Equity Report 2012

A report issued by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Women’s Health Advisory Council shows that while Nebraska is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, women of color continue to experience disparities in deaths, health outcomes, preventive care, health care access, and social determinants of health.

From 2007-2009, Black women in Nebraska were more likely than women of other racial/ethnic groups to die from cancer, heart disease, and stroke. American Indian women and Hispanic women were more likely to develop diabetes, and American Indian women more likely to die from the disease.

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URL: 
http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Documents/Womens_Equity_Report.pdf

Importance of Social Security by Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Marital Status, 2010

Bar graph: Persons Aged 65 and Older in Beneficiary Families Relying on Social Security for 90 Percent or More of Their Income

 

URL: 
http://www.iwpr.org/publications/pubs/importance-of-social-security-by-gender-race-ethnicity-and-marital-status-2010

In Our Best Interest: Women, Financial Literacy and Credit Card Behavior

Prepared by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, this study finds that women with low levels of financial literacy were more likely to engage in costly credit card behaviors than men with low financial literacy. The findings suggest that increasing financial literacy can improve credit card management and reduce or eliminate gender-based differences in credit card behavior (released April 2012). The study is based on data from the 2009 National Financial Capability Study.
URL: 
http://www.finrafoundation.org/web/groups/foundation/@foundation/documents/foundation/p125971.pdf
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