Gender, Generation And Poverty
Exploring the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Sylvia Chant FRSA, Professor of Development Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
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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.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Analysing Poverty from a Gender Perspective 3. The ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in the Global South: Assertions, Agendas and Evidence 4. Gender, Generation and Poverty in The Gambia 5. Gender, Generation and Poverty in the Philippines 6. Gender, Generation and Poverty in Costa Rica 7. Conclusion Bibliography Index