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

Chant, Sylvia ORCID: 0000-0002-0020-3751 (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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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.

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Additional Information: © 2009 Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica
Divisions: Gender Studies
Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 10:27
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:56

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