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The feminization of poverty in the United States

Renee Feinberg

The feminization of poverty in the United States

a selected, annotated bibliography of the issues, 1978-1989

by Renee Feinberg

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Poor women -- United States -- Bibliography.,
    • Women heads of households -- United States -- Bibliography.,
    • Child welfare -- United States -- Bibliography.,
    • Family policy -- United States -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes indexes.

      StatementRenee Feinberg, Kathleen E. Knox.
      SeriesGarland reference library of social science ;, vol. 530, Garland reference library of social science ;, v. 530.
      ContributionsKnox, Kathleen.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ7164.C4 F45 1990, HV1445 F45 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 317 p. ;
      Number of Pages317
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1851322M
      ISBN 100824012135
      LC Control Number90002869

      The term feminization of poverty was first coined by Diana Pierce in in an attempt to describe the changing demography of the poor in the United States since Whereas the poverty rate for all families in the United States had declined quite rapidly (from percent in to percent in ), the number of female-headed. This chapter begins with an overview of the book, which is a cross-national study of the feminization of poverty, or, the predominance of women among the poor. It asks whether this phenomenon, first identified in the United States, occurs in other rich countries. It then discusses the poverty experienced by married and single women, single mothers, and elderly women.

      InfoTable The Feminization of Poverty In the United States, typical family structures have changed significantly, with an increase in single-parent families, which tend to be poorer. Single-parent families, most often women with children, have a much more difficult time escaping poverty than do. The concept "feminization of poverty" refers to the fact that, in the United States _____ women make up an increasing percentage of the poor. The concept "meritocracy" refers to social stratification _____ based entirely on personal merit.

      Explanation: Feminization of poverty is a phenomenon referring to the widening gap between women and men caught in a sequence of economic deprivation and scarcity. This phenomenon is not only a consequence of lack of income, but is also the outcome of the deprivation of capabilities and gender biases present in both societies and governments.   By examining these sources of poverty separately, the authors articulate more clearly the forces that have generated rapid feminization of poverty. They also specify trends across White, Black, Puerto Rican, Mexican American, and other Hispanic populations as well as preschool and school-age children in female-householder families.


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The feminization of poverty in the United States by Renee Feinberg Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Feminization of Poverty: Only in America. (Contributions in Women's Studies Book ) - Kindle edition by Goldberg, Gertrude Schaffner, Kremen, Eleanor. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Feminization of Poverty: Only in America?Cited by: Nevertheless, these studies reveal large differences in the circumstances of women in different countries, and help to illuminate the several developments in the labor market, the family and public policy which explain the extreme "feminization of poverty" in the United States."-Frances Fox Piven Graduate School The City University of New York.

Nevertheless, these studies reveal large differences in the circumstances of women in different countries and help to illuminate the several developments in the labor market, the family, and public policy which explain the extreme feminization of poverty in the United : $   The Feminization of Poverty Only in America.

by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, ed., Eleanor Kremen. This study asks whether the feminization of poverty is a phenomenon unique to the United States. Seven industrialized nations, both capitalist and socialist, with different degrees of commitment to social welfare are compared.

This chapter examines women's poverty in the United States. Poverty remains feminized in the United States despite reduction in official poverty levels of both The feminization of poverty in the United States book mothers and lone elderly women since the mids. Yet, the poverty rates of both groups remain high, whether based on the very low, static, and unrealistic threshold of the United States, or more realistic, relative or absolute Author: Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg.

This chapter examines women's poverty in the United States. Poverty remains feminized in the United States despite reduction in official poverty levels of both single mothers and lone elderly. Feminization of Poverty Poverty is an issue that is faced by multitudes of people around the world.

Poverty itself is defined as, “the state of being poor” (Merriam Webster). According to Sara S. McLanahan, of Princeton University, “In the United States, poverty is defined as not having enough income to pay for basic needs, such as food.

The “feminization of poverty” is often referred to without adequate specification or substantiation, and does not necessarily highlight aspects of poverty that are most relevant to women at the grassroots. The United Nations Development Programme's gender indices go some way to reflecting gendered poverty, but there is scope for improvement.

In the United States, the feminization of poverty – the increasing tendency for those in poverty to be primarily women and their children – has been documented over the last several decades.

During this same period, it has also been conclusively demonstrated that women in the United States are paid less than men for work in the same occupation.

Inthe United Nations adopted two definitions of poverty. One was absolute poverty where it referred to being deprived of basic human needs, such as sanitation facilities, and so forth. Three years later another definition put forward by the United Nations referred to poverty as a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human.

The majority of children living below the poverty line in the United States are a dependent in a single-mother household. Sincethe proportion of children living with single mothers has steadily risen from 8% to 23% in 7 Inthe rate of poverty in households headed by single women was approximately %, compared to around % for households headed by single men.

The coining of the term “feminization of poverty” is widely attributed to Diana Pearce (), who, on the basis of statistical analysis for the United States between the s and s, reported a trend towards increased concentration of income poverty among women, and especially among Afro‐American female‐headed households.

Essay on Feminization Poverty. The gap between women and men in the cycle of poverty is a phenomenon commonly referred to as ‘the feminization of poverty’. This term is used by social scientists to refer to the increasing proportion of the female poor in a country.

Women are increasingly dominating the ranks of impoverished. In looking at poverty on a global scale, about 60% of the billion people who live on just $1 per day or less happen to be women. Yet living in a developed country doesn’t protect women from the feminization of poverty.

In a look at households with children in the United States, just 6% of married couples live in poverty. The United States produces more per capita than any other industrialized country, and in recent years governments at various levels have spent about $ billion per year, or about percent of gross domestic product, on programs serving low-income families.

1 Despite this, measured poverty is more prevalent in the United States than in most of the rest of the industrialized world. Feminization of Poverty describes the phenomenon of todays society that women represent a disproportionate amount of the worlds poor.

It encompasses the statistic that the two poorest groups in the United States are women: single moms and women living alone over ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: The feminization of poverty: discovered in America / Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Eleanor Kremen --The United States: feminization of poverty amidst plenty ; Canada: bordering on the feminization of poverty / Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg --Japan:.

Of all the people in the world living in poverty, 70% are women. Women also constitute the majority of the billion people living on $1 a day or less.

The actual term “feminization of poverty” was conceived in the s, yet has only truly gained recognition among scholars and activists in. The concept of the 'feminization of poverty' dates back to the s and became popular in the s through some United Nations documents. [4] [5] It became a prominent in popular society after a study focusing on gender patterns in the evolution of poverty rates in the United States was released.

The Feminization of Poverty. The majority of the billion people living on 1 dollar a day or less are women. Inthe United States granted more t loans, totalling 67 billion. During the post-World War II economic boom in the United States, the quality of life and financial resources of the average American rose considerably.

- structural mobility After being laid off from her well-paying job inAnita was unable to find another job like it, and eventually had to sell her house and move into a small apartment.The term feminization of poverty itself is controversial and has been defined in many different ways.

InDiana Pearce coined the term, "the feminization of poverty" after doing much research and seeing how many women struggled with poverty within the United States, as well as globally.Feminization of poverty is the reality that of all people who are below the poverty line, almost 60 percent are women, and of all families, 50 percent consist of single mothers with no husbands (Shin ).

Homelessness, Justice, Poverty, United States.