oa Africa Insight - The effects of Poverty in Women

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Poverty surpasses meagre material means and includes a myriad other qualities such as dignity, autonomy, the right to participate, and the ability to be a part of the decision-making process. Whilst worldwide poverty is a problem of grave proportions, the question arises of how poverty impacts differently for women and men. The usual approach to disentangle the gender-poverty paradigm has been through the dis-aggregation of household and social indicators as a means of exposing female impoverishment. To grasp a thorough understanding of poverty, our analysis needs to be broadened to include other indicators besides income.

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