Rethinking the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ Thesis

Rethinking the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ Thesis Sex Roles (2009) 61:293–296 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9614-8 BOOK REVIEW Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Edited by Sylvia Chant. Cheltenham, UK, 2007, 428 pp. £89.95 ISBN 9781 84376 992 7 (cased), £29.95 ISBN 978 1 84376 993 4 (paperback). Leonora C. Angeles Published online: 10 April 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Studies of development have many long held truisms. Among number of documentary films, most notably the four-part the familiar ones are the powerful magic wand of girls’ Feminization of Poverty Series produced by the National education (e.g., Sweetman 1998), the power of micro-credit Film Board of Canada between 1987 to 1994 (Browne and and micro-enterprise to alleviate poverty and empower Basmajian 1994; Ochrymovych and Basmajian 1987, 1988; women (e.g. Blumberg 1995; Ledgerwood 1999), the “magic Wright and Basmajian 1990). This film series documented bullet” of participation (e.g. Schneider and World Bank the lives of single mothers, divorced women, and pregnant 1996; for critiques, see Cooke and Kothari 2001; Edwards teenagers dealing with poverty, abusive partners and the and Hulme 1995), and the positive role of decentralization in welfare system. Its place in popular consciousness and development, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Rethinking the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ Thesis

Sex Roles , Volume 61 (4) – Apr 10, 2009

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/rethinking-the-feminisation-of-poverty-thesis-gtg0umgm0j
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-009-9614-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial