Aging Immigrants Often Work as Unpaid Caretakers
(By – Sharon Johnson, WeNews.org)
If you reach retirement age without any Social Security checks to keep you going, it often means you just keep on doing the same unpaid or low-wage work. “These women are an invisible population,” says the leader of an advocacy group.
For many women in their 60s and older, Social Security checks are the all-important means of survival.
But for older female immigrants those benefits often don’t exist. After spending their working lives taking care of their families or working off-the-books in low-wage jobs, they don’t qualify.
So what do they do? The answer, according to a recent study by a New York group, is many just keep on working. Read more…