Feminization of Poverty in Bangladesh

Feminization of Poverty in Bangladesh

  • Submitted By: SajalRY
  • Date Submitted: 03/21/2011 12:24 PM
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Submitted To: Pro. Najmunnesa Mahatab Course Teacher Department of Women and Gender Studies University of Dhaka

Submitted By: Sajal Roy Roll: 29 MSS-1st Semester Department of Women and Gender Studies

Date of Submission: 8th January, 2011. The feminization of poverty is the “growing female share of the population

living under the poverty line”

Feminization of Poverty


1. Introduction 2. Definition of Poverty 3. Feminization of poverty 4. Background of the term (Feminization of Poverty) 5. Causes of feminization of poverty 6. The feminization of poverty, among many other factors, may be caused by changes in 7. Due to this consequences are 8. Effect 9. Addressing poverty and gender inequality 10. Female-Headed Households and Women’s Poverty 11. Reflections on Women’s Poverty: Class, Gender, and the State 12. Women are the World's Poor 13. Criticism 14. Recommendation 15. Conclusion 16. Reference

The term was given by Diana Pearce to describe trends in the United State where it was argued that two third of the poor over the age of 16 were women. Today it implies that women as class is poorer than men under capitalist economic system especially in third world developing countries. Asian Development Bank and UNDP have described poverty as having a women face and the gap between women and men caught in the cycle of poverty has continuous to widen in the past three decades. This alarming trend is referring to as feminization of poverty. Women living in poverty are denied access to resources such as land, credit and inheritance. Their labour goes unrewarded and unrecognized. Their healthcare and nutritional needs are not given priority. They lack sufficient access to education and support services (training) and their participation in decision making at home and in the community is minimal. The term, the ‗feminisation of poverty‘...

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