Author:Marcelo Medeiros, Joana Costa
Subject: Gender Equality
" /> Abstract: We propose two different concepts of feminization of poverty and analyze household survey data to verify if there is an ongoing feminization of poverty in eight Latin American countries, according to each of these concepts. We also verify if our results respond to changes in values of poverty lines and to different scenarios of intra-household inequalities, concluding that poverty may be higher among women, but there is no clear evidence of a recent and widespread feminization of poverty in the countries studied.

keywords: Feminization of poverty, Gender inequalities, Poverty, Female headed households, Latin America
Date Publication: 05/30/2006 (All day)
Type/Issue: Working Paper / 20
JEL: I3, D31, H2, H3
ISSN: 1812-108X
Language: English