Millions of U.S. Women on Brink of Poverty: Report

A new report released Sunday reveals that a staggering number of women across the country are on the verge of poverty. The report, co-authored by NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, finds that an estimated 42 million women--along with 28 million dependent children--struggle with financial hardship. All the while, some 40 percent of all American households with children below the age of 18 include mothers who are either the only or primary source of income. It is also worth mentioning that the average earnings of full-time female workers is still just 77 percent of the average earnings of their male colleagues, the report reads.

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