Poverty and gender over the life cycle: Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Poverty and gender over the life cycle: Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action

Almost one in four people in the EU live at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Living conditions, poverty levels and pathways into and out of poverty are different for women and men and also vary across the span of a person’s life. Young people (18-24) make up 10 % of all poor in the EU. While the risk of poverty or social exclusion does not differ much for women and men at this stage of life, women are clearly paying the price of gender inequalities at an older age. They are at a much higher risk of poverty or social exclusion than older men.

 

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Document type
Publications
Areas
Beijing Platform for Action
BPfA Area
A. Women and Poverty
Author 
EIGE
Publication date 
21 April 2017
Publisher 
EIGE
ISBN 
978-92-9493-623-3
DOI 
0.2839/501789