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Women and poverty: A gender-sensitive approach

Amélia Bastos, Sara F. Casaca, Francisco Nunes () and José Pereirinha ()

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2009, vol. 38, issue 5, 764-778

Abstract: Poverty is not a gender neutral condition as the number of poor women exceeds that concerning men and women and men experience poverty in distinctive ways. This paper discusses the relevance of incorporating a gender perspective in poverty studies and provides a portrait of poverty among women in Portugal. Following a multidimensional concept of poverty, the methodology used comprises a cross-sectional and a dynamic analysis of poverty, using data from ECHP (1995-2001). The results point to the importance of various factors contributing to women's vulnerability to poverty, such as issues related to labor market, lone motherhood, ageing and education.

Keywords: Women; Poverty; dynamics; Cross-sectional; analysis; Deprivation; Portugal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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