publication . Preprint . 1995

Gender and poverty

Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Haddad, Lawrence James; Peña, Christine;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 1995
This paper presents new evidence on the association between gender and poverty based on an empirical analysis of 11 data sets from 10 developing countries. The paper computes income- and expenditure-based poverty measures and investigates their sensitivity to the use of per capita and per adult equivalent units. It also tests for differences in poverty incidence between individuals in male- and female-headed households using stochastic dominance analysis. Stochastic dominance analysis reveals that differences between male- and female-headed households among the very poor are not sufficiently large that one can conclude that one is unambiguously worse- or better-...
free text keywords: Gender ,Household resource allocation ,Poverty ,rural population ,Developing countries ,
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