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Families With Stay-At-Home Mums 'In Poverty'

Families With Stay-At-Home Mums 'In Poverty' | poverty | Scoop.it
More must be done to provide affordable childcare to enable women to go back to work, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has said.

Via Steven Preece
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The feminist approach to poverty focuses on the gender implications and social costs of poverty.
They include the growing involvement of women and children in the informal economy; differential
treatment of girls and boys in households; pressure to get girls married off quickly; higher school drop-
out rates for girls; less control over fertility; and recourse to prostitution. Studies on female poverty have
given rise to policy recommendations that there be poverty-alleviation or employment-generation
programs designed specifically for women, or that households maintained by women alone be targeted for
social programs. Similarly, the Beijing Platform for Action calls on governments to “Formulate and
implement, when necessary, specific economic, social, agricultural and related policies in support of
female-headed households;

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The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty | poverty | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

Via Greg Russak
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The feminism of poverty can be described as a movement in political, economic and social equality for women, and is closely related to Liberalism. Feminism sees discrimination as a distinction of unequal treatment from all social, political and economic access for women. Feminism of poverty reaches all women, Black, White, Asian or English. It has been around since the beginning of time. Women have taken the role of mother, maid, cook and lover. Inferred from text. Those most likely to live in poverty in the U.S. are women and children. This is referred to as the feminization of poverty; increasingly the poor included unwed mothers, separated and divorced mothers, serving as the head of households

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Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:29 PM
good morning I have commented
Joan Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:33 PM
I agree with you, Sabeen, but other than telling what happened, you can also include some solutions in which can help them.
Boyd See Jun Pung's comment, January 28, 2014 10:47 PM
I agree with sabeen.The feminism of poverty can be described as a movement in political, economic and social equality for women, and is closely related to Liberalism. Feminism sees discrimination as a distinction of unequal treatment from all social, political and economic access for women. Feminism of poverty reaches all women, Black, White, Asian or English. It has been around since the beginning of time. Women have taken the role of mother, maid, cook and lover. Inferred from text. Those most likely to live in poverty in the U.S. are women and children. This is referred to as the feminization of poverty; increasingly the poor included unwed mothers, separated and divorced mothers, serving as the head of households
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Putting Poop In Its Place: The Problems With Bad Global Sanitation

Putting Poop In Its Place: The Problems With Bad Global Sanitation | poverty | Scoop.it
Everybody poops (or so we’ve heard). But if you’re reading this on the Internet, you probably poop in a toilet that flushes. This seems normal to you but, in fact, you are living in the lap of luxury.

 

Here is good article on the need for realistic, but effective, sanitation facilities in under-developed areas. The graphic are pretty cool.


Via McDerder
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hmmm.... i think this is a very interesting subject for such a deep topic as poverty. I honestly think that what the article is saying is actually quite true and something people of this generarion have to consider. We indeed live in '' a lap of luxury'' that we took it for granted, we  have toilets that flush and a sink for us to wash our hands after we've done. But have your ever consider where the '' stuff'' you release goes to? It actually has so sewage system underground for it to travel to a destination. However, in some poor countries it will be released to the river where it will be a polution to the rivers where people use in. I think we should start counting our blessings

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