Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the Feminisation of Poverty In Africa, Asia and Latin America

Citation:

Chant, Sylvia. 2007. Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the Feminisation of Poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Chelteham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Author: Sylvia Chant

Abstract:

The 'feminisation of poverty' is widely viewed as a global trend, and of particular concern in developing regions. Yet although popularisation of the term may have raised women's visibility in development discourses and gone some way to 'en-gender' policies for poverty reduction, the construct is only weakly substantiated. Its over-emphasis on income and on female household headship also conveys little of the contemporary complexities of gendered disadvantage. (Amazon)

Topics: Development, Economies, Poverty, Feminisms, Gender, Women, Households, Political Economies Regions: Africa, Americas, Asia

Year: 2007

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