Gender, poverty and social exclusion

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This article discusses some of the problems involved in trying to develop gendersensitive ways of measuring poverty. It argues that what is needed is a way of placing individuals within households and measuring both their contribution to the resources of that household and the extent of their dependence on the resources of others within the household. It is argued that this should involve examining sources as well as levels of income, and by adopting an approach that is dynamic, rather than static. The concept of social exclusion – multi-dimensional, dynamic, local and relational – could provide a way to explore these issues of autonomy and dependency, and their gender dimensions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Policy and Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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