The Pie Charts Show The Percentage Of Women In Poverty | Band 8 IELTS Report Sample

The pie chart shows the percentage of women in poverty and the bar chart shows poverty rates by sex and age. They are from the United States in 2008.

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Percentage of Women in Poverty – IELTS report sample

The pie chart shows the proportion of women who lived under the poverty line in the US in 2008. Overall, it can be seen that 54 percent of poor women were single with no dependent children while 26 percent of them were single with dependent children. Married women without and with dependent children constitute 8 percent and 12 percent of the poor respectively.

The bar chart shows that among both men and women, the poorest are those under 24. Children aged under 5 are the worst affected by poverty with over 20 percent of boys and girls suffering from poverty.  Poverty rates among those aged 5-17 were slightly low (around 16%). While only about 15% of men aged 18-24 suffered from poverty, over 20 percent of women in this age bracket were poor. Poverty rates tended to fall as men and women aged. It was the lowest among those aged between 45 and 54. Still, there were considerably more poor women than poor men across all age groups. As women reached advanced ages the poverty rates among them tended to increase. In fact, about 15% of women aged 75 and above were poor.

Percentage of Women in Poverty – IELTS report sample

The pie chart represents the proportion of poor women in terms of their relationship and family status while the bar chart shows poverty amongst children, men and women as per their age group. Overall, we can see that there are more poor women than men. The majority of them are under the age of five years and between 18 and 24 years. Moreover, half of the poor women are single and have no children. While 54% of poor and single women have no dependent children, about 26% have children depending on them. With respect to married women, 8% of them have no child dependency and 12% have dependency. From the data given in the bar chart, it is obvious that as people age the proportion of them under poverty decreases. The majority of poor people are under 24 years of age with most of them being girls and women. Whereas, from 35 years to 74 years of age the poverty level is relatively low with 8% of men and 10% of women suffering from poverty on average. Above 75 years of age, the poverty gap between men and women doubled. 

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