Discarded: the Australian women over 50 left to languish in poverty

Increasing numbers of older women are being locked out of the workforce and left struggling to survive on jobseeker.

‘I’m still staggered at how many older people are on Newstart,’ says Deborah Jacobs, who is one of the 20% of women aged over 50 who have been on jobseeker for more than five years. Photograph: Kelly Barnes/The Guardian

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