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What Does Feminization of Poverty Mean? It Isn't Just Lack of Income

By Sakiko Fukuda-Parr

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This paper challenges the use of poverty incidence among female-headed households as a measure of feminization of poverty. It proposes an alternative framework of human poverty, focusing not on incomes but on human outcomes in terms of choices and opportunities that a person faces.Concept Of Poverty, Measurement Of Poverty, Opportunities,

DOI identifier: 10.1080/135457099337996
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