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Challenges and changes in gendered poverty: the feminization, de-feminization and re-feminization of poverty inn Latin America

Chant, Sylvia (2018) Challenges and changes in gendered poverty: the feminization, de-feminization and re-feminization of poverty inn Latin America. Feminist Economics. ISSN 1354-5701

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13545701.2018.1529417

Abstract

Despite reductions in poverty generally, recent trends in Latin American countries show processes of both a de-feminization and re-feminization of poverty. The latter has occurred despite feminized anti-poverty programmes, most notably conditional cash transfer (CCTs), which target resources to women. We show that methodological differences in what, how, and who is the focus of measurement, may influence patterns of poverty ‘feminization’. We also suggest that feminized policy interventions might in themselves be playing a role in the re-feminization of poverty, not least because the participation of female-headed households may be limited by default if not design. The somewhat paradoxical interactions between the feminization of household headship, the feminization of poverty, and the feminization of anti-poverty programmes, present interesting challenges for redressing gender gaps in poverty within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rfec20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 IAFFE
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 00:09
Funders: London School of Economics
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/87366

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