Gender And Poverty In The Global South

Authored by: Sylvia Chant

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415829083
eBook ISBN: 9780203383117
Adobe ISBN: 9781134094714

10.4324/9780203383117.ch20

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Abstract

That poverty in general is increasingly acknowledged as multidimensional, with UNDP’s recently-launched Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) comprising ten variables relating to education, health and living standards, has driven to a substantial degree feminist scholarship. The latter has consistently highlighted in recent decades that gendered poverty is not just about income, and gender is not just about women (Chant 1997, 2007; Jackson 1997). 1

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