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Feminización de la pobreza en España: un análisis del estado de la cuestión
[Feminization of poverty in Spain: a state-of-the-art review]


  • Oliveri, Mario Nicolás


The purpose of this paper is dual: on the one hand, to look into a synthesis of the complex meaning of poverty; on the other hand, to look into the concept of the feminization of poverty, through both its theoretical analysis and empirical evidence in Spain in recent literature. There are several different methodologies for approaching the study of poverty, thus divergent results will be expected. Moreover, the feminization of poverty is not an unequivocal concept, having diverse approaches and therefore, many different ways to empirically measure it. The analysis of recent and limited literature about the feminization of poverty in Spain shows the lack of consensus among researchers about its conceptualization and measure.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:47892

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    1. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, 1999. "What Does Feminization of Poverty Mean? It Isn't Just Lack of Income," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 99-103.
    2. Sylvia Chant, 2006. "Re-thinking the “Feminization of Poverty” in Relation to Aggregate Gender Indices," Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(2), pages 201-220.
    3. Olga Cantó, 2003. "Finding out the Routes to Escape Poverty: The Relevance of Demographic vs. Labor Market Events in Spain," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 49(4), pages 569-588, December.
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    poverty; gender; feminization of poverty.;

    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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