Feminization of poverty

Jul 6th, 2015
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Feminization of poverty The feminization of poverty is a growing concern globally as women and children are the fastest growing demographic of humans in poverty worldwide. The objective of this paper is to explore the unequal status of women in underdeveloped countries that contributes to problems such as exploitation, domestic violence, conflict, infant mortality, sex trafficking, and a compromised quality of life. Using "Girls in War: Sex Slave, Mother, Domestic Aide, Combatant" include the following: a. the social, economic, and or political problem that is facing women in the particular context. b. What are the factors contributing to this problem in underdeveloped countries specifically? c. What are some proposed solutions to mitigating the inequality and improving overall status of women in this part of the world? Use three credible sources and APA citations where appropriate. Use the checklist below to verify you meet all of the specifications of this criterion. APA

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Feminization of PovertyIntroduction:In most of the countries across the globe, ratio of poverty in women is that much high that it is incomparable with that of men. Diana Pearce is the founder of the term feminization of poverty (in 1970s) it is all about meditation of poverty among women, chiefly household women. Though feminization of poverty is the live reality, representing and its scope is more than just a deficiency of income or financial requirements of women. The scope of feminization of poverty is not merely the lack of income. It can go beyond the socio-economic needs to the foundation of individual and family life. Demographic Shifts the Nature of Family:Two of the basic reasons that push the women towards poverty are:i. Demographic shiftsii. EconomyThere found a dramatic change in characters of social life with the discovery of term feminization of poverty. The demographic shifts are the primary reasons for developing inequality for mothers and children. Since 1950s, the number of children born to unmarried mothers has increased to large extent. The average life of human being is also increased, At the same time, the average life expectancy for both males and females has increased, yet women are constantly surviving their male complements. In order to spend the last days of life, women will need to have more income as compared to men, as their average age is more than that of women. Problems Due to Unequal Status of Women:Exploitation:Global

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