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Feminization of Poverty

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The International Poverty Centre has just published a one-pager on the Feminization of Poverty, by Marcelo Madeiros and  Joana Costa.

The “feminization of poverty” is an idea that dates back to the 1970s. It was popularized at the start of the 1990s, not least in research by United Nation agencies. The concept has various meanings, some of which are not entirely consistent with its implicit notion of change. We propose a definition that is in line with many recent studies in the field: the feminization of poverty is a change in poverty levels that is biased against women or female-headed households.


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Submitted by rose caprio on
gender pays very imp.role in developing countries like India.female gender has no respect over males.

Submitted by rose caprio on
developing countries face the problem of poverty as they are unemployed and illetrate

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