Gender equality and poverty in Ghana: implications for poverty reduction strategies

  title={Gender equality and poverty in Ghana: implications for poverty reduction strategies},
  author={Mariama Awumbila},
  • M. Awumbila
  • Published 14 February 2007
  • Economics, Sociology
  • GeoJournal
Poverty trends in Ghana show a decline over the last two decades. However, the period also shows evidence of the intensification of vulnerability and exclusion among some groups, including women. Among several variables accounting for women’s vulnerability to poverty are gender inequalities, which it is argued, undermines development and the prospects for improving standards of living. Therefore it has been suggested that policies, which aim at reducing poverty and promoting sustainable… 

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