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

Bradshaw, Sarah, Chant, Sylvia and Linneker, Brian (2019) Challenges and changes in gendered poverty: the feminization, de-feminization, and re-feminization of poverty in Latin America. Feminist Economics, 25 (1). pp. 119-144. ISSN 1354-5701 (doi:10.1080/13545701.2018.1529417)

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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
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 24295
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Feminist Economics on 23/10/2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2018.1529417
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Depositing User: Sarah Bradshaw
Date Deposited: 29 May 2018 09:18
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 21:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24295

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