feminisation of poverty

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1133

Definition

The increasing incidence and prevalence of poverty among women compared to men, as a result of structural discrimination that affects women’s lives and is reflected in lower salaries, lower pensions, fewer benefits, etc.

Source(s)

European Commission (1998). 100 Words for Equality: A Glossary of Terms on Equality between Women and Men.

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