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La ‘femenización de la pobreza’ en Costa Rica ¿un problema para las mujeres y los niños?

Chant, Sylvia (2009) La ‘femenización de la pobreza’ en Costa Rica ¿un problema para las mujeres y los niños? Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos, 33-34 . pp. 205-260. ISSN 0377-7316

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Abstract

Qualitative research with over 70 poor women and men in Guanacaste helps to illuminate some of the reasons why poverty is feminising in a country in which the national state has made dedicated efforts to promote gender equality and to assist women in conditions of poverty. Although female-headed households are vulnerable to income poverty, female headship can sometimes present a more viable, and preferred, option for women due to gains in other aspects of well-being for themselves and other household members. The findings highlight the importance to taking into account gendered subjectivities and multidimensionality in the analysis of poverty.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.anuario.ucr.ac.cr
Additional Information: © 2009 Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 10:27
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/31180/

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