publication . Book . Part of book or chapter of book . 2017

Gender and Poverty

how misleading is the unitary model of household resources?
Jane Falkingham; Angela Baschieri;
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  • Published: 05 Apr 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract
<p>This article examines the link between gender and poverty. It begins with a discussion of selected theoretical perspectives that have informed the study of poverty, with emphasis on economic insufficiency, capabilities deprivation, and social exclusion as well as the feminization of poverty. It then considers key contributions to the empirical literature on poverty and gender, focusing on interdisciplinary studies that define poverty based on economic resources. It also reviews selected empirical results from a group of twenty-six high- and middle-income countries, based on data from the Luxembourg Income Study Database. More specifically, it explores the lik...
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