GENDER AND POVERTY IN SPAIN (English version)
Ángel Belzunegui (),
Oana Matu () and
Inma Pastor ()
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Ángel Belzunegui: Department of Business and Economics – Sociology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona
Oana Matu: Department of Business and Economics – Sociology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona
Inma Pastor: Department of Business and Economics – Sociology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona
Revista Romana de Sociologie, 2013, vol. 1-2, 75-89
In this article, we present an analysis of the data retrieved from the Survey on Income and Living Conditions. As such, a gender-based poverty study was carried out, starting from the evolution of global taxes, together with factors that can explain the differences between the poverty variable affecting men and the poverty variable affecting women. Considering these data, it was deemed necessary to examine the concept of feminisation of poverty and its empirical basis. We conclude that, although slightly higher poverty levels can be noted in the case of women, compared to men, in accordance with the quantitative data, this difference is not sufficiently significant to indicate that we are dealing with a feminisation of poverty - understood as a process in which differences between poverty among women and poverty among men increase incrementally. In accordance with our study, we consider that the simple presence of a poverty differentiation between men and women is not sufficient to conclude that poverty is undergoing a process of feminization.
Keywords: poverty; gender; social structure; social inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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