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What Does Feminization of Poverty Mean? It Isn't Just Lack of Income


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  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr


This paper challenges the use of poverty incidence among female-headed households as a measure of feminization of poverty. It proposes an alternative framework of human poverty, focusing not on incomes but on human outcomes in terms of choices and opportunities that a person faces.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

Volume (Year): 5 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 99-103

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Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:5:y:1999:i:2:p:99-103

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Keywords: Concept Of Poverty; Measurement Of Poverty; Opportunities;


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  2. John Ataguba & William M. Fonta & Hyacinth E. Ichoku, 2011. "The Determinants of Multidimensional Poverty in Nsukka, Nigeria," Working Papers PMMA 2011-13, PEP-PMMA.
  3. Elizabeth Durbin, 1999. "Towards a Gendered Human Poverty Measure," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 105-108.
  4. Oliveri, Mario Nicolás, 2013. "Feminización de la pobreza en España: un análisis del estado de la cuestión
    [Feminization of poverty in Spain: a state-of-the-art review]
    ," MPRA Paper 47892, University Library of Munich, Germany.


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