Re‐thinking the “Feminization of Poverty” in Relation to Aggregate Gender Indices

  title={Re‐thinking the “Feminization of Poverty” in Relation to Aggregate Gender Indices},
  author={Sylvia Chant},
  journal={Journal of Human Development},
  pages={201 - 220}
  • S. Chant
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Journal of Human Development
The “feminization of poverty” is often referred to without adequate specification or substantiation, and does not necessarily highlight aspects of poverty that are most relevant to women at the grassroots. The United Nations Development Programme's gender indices go some way to reflecting gendered poverty, but there is scope for improvement. In order to work towards aggregate indices that are more sensitive to gender gaps in poverty as identified and experienced by poor women, the main aims of… 

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