Đi thẳng đến nội dung

Gender and Extreme Poverty

While many data gaps remain, we know that women are vulnerable to extreme poverty because they face greater burdens of unpaid work, have fewer assets and productive resources than men, are exposed to gender-based violence (GBV), and are more likely to be forced into early marriage —all factors that reduce their ability to participate fully in the economy and to reap the benefits of growth. This paper begins with a discussion of these factors and how they predispose women to extreme poverty. It then presents opportunities for reducing women’s extreme poverty through gender-sensitive programming in three key sectors: agriculture, education, and reproductive health. It outlines the challenges inherent in this type of work, including a need to better connect how sector-specific outcomes—which reflect improvements in women’s lives—also contribute to poverty reduction. Recommendations for moving forward include considering the unique links between gender and extreme poverty early in the project design process, taking into consideration underlying cultural practices and gender norms, and collecting rigorous, sex-disaggregated data to evaluate the effects of interventions on women.

Data Resources (1)

Data Resource Preview - Gender and Extreme Poverty

Thông tin khác

Miền Giá trị
Loại tài liệu Analysis, discussion papers, and blogs
Ngôn ngữ
  • Tiếng Anh
Chủ đề
  • Poverty reduction
  • Women
Vùng địa lý (phạm vi không gian)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Campuchia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thái Lan
  • Viet Nam
Bản quyền No
Hạn chế truy cập và sử dụng

Information presented on this Web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that USAID be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

Phiên bản/Lần xuất bản 1
Giấy phép unspecified
Liên hệ

If you would like verification of information released on this USAID Web site, contact our staff:

Information Center U.S. Agency for International Development Washington, D.C. 20523-1000 Phone: 202-712-4810 Fax: 202-216-3035


Tác giả (tổ chức) USAID
Ngày xuất bản 2015
Các từ khóa women and girls
Ngày đăng tải tháng 3 14, 2018, 09:36 (UTC)
Ngày chỉnh sửa, cập nhật tháng 3 20, 2018, 08:49 (UTC)