ERIC Number: EJ356422
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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The Feminization of Poverty: Only in America?
Goldberg, Gertrude S.; Kremen, Eleanor
Social Policy, v17 n4 p3-14 Spr 1987
The number of poor females has increased because of : (1) gender differences in wages; (2) the inadequacy of public benefits; (3) lack of legislative commitment; and (4) demographic factors such as divorce. These variables emerge as strong predictors of female poverty rates in seven industrialized nations. Only a comprehensive social movement will reverse this trend. (VM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Special issue on the Feminization of Poverty: Only in America? Supporting bibliography of 68 references.