The author, Richard Crapo, uses the term feminization of poverty to describe the destitution that has seemed to involve growing numbers of women involved. He weighed in in the topic in his own explanation. ”However poverty is measured, women comprise a major and growing proportion of the world's poor today. This trend is known as the feminization of poverty. Poverty is especially a problem among older women and younger women with children. Worldwide, a third of all households are headed by women. Because women receive less income than men in all countries, and because they are so much more likely than men to have to bear the expenses of childrearing alone when a family is headed by one parent, it is not surprising that women are generally poorer than men.” (Crapo, 2013)
Crapo's explanation of reasoning for the poverty stricken women has it's facts and is view that way by many. A culture that I have seen in history books or even on the television is African tribes. The African villages that I saw were run by men. The men eventually have to go fight, hunt, or travel with a means of providing for his family. More often than not, the men do not return, leaving the women with the children and their place of living to mange alone. The women aren't able to make enough money to fully support the family and it causes absolute poverty. This happens more in 3rd world countries but it is seen everyday in the United States. The American culture has any programs and fund raisers to help fight poverty but different cultures outside of the states do not.
Crapo, R. H. (2013). Cultural anthropology. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education