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The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty


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Contents: 1. Gendered Poverty Across Space and Time: Introduction and Overview Sylvia Chant PART I: CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR GENDERED POVERTY 2. Strategic Gendering: One Factor in the Constituting of Novel Political Economies Saskia Sassen 3. Subjectivity, Sexuality and Social Inequalities Henrietta L. Moore 4. Power, Privilege and Gender as Reflected in Poverty Analysis and Development Goals Gerd Johnsson-Latham 5. Gender Into Poverty Won't Go: Reflections on Economic Growth, Gender Inequality and Poverty with Particular Reference to India Cecile Jackson 6. Advancing the Scope of Gender and Poverty Indices: An Agenda and Work in Progress Thomas Pogge 7. Methodologies for Gender-sensitive and Pro-poor Poverty Measures Sharon Bessell 8. Multidimensional Poverty Measurement in Mexico and Central America: Incorporating Rights and Equality Anna Coates 9. Gender, Time Poverty and Amartya Sen's Capability Approach: Evidence From Guatemala Sarah Gammage 10. Why is Progress in Gender Equality So Slow? An Introduction to the `Social Institutions and Gender' Index Dennis Drechsler and Johannes Jutting 11. Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend? Experiences with the Gender Action Learning System Linda Mayoux PART II: DEBATES ON THE `FEMINISATION OF POVERTY', AND FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS 12. The `Feminisation of Poverty': A Widespread Phenomenon? Marcelo Medeiros and Joana Costa 13. Poor Households or Poor Women: Is There a Difference? Gita Sen 14. Globalisation and the Need for a `Gender Lens': A Discussion of Dichotomies and Orthodoxies with Particular Reference to the `Feminisation of Poverty' Tine Davids and Francien van Driel 15. Towards a (Re)Conceptualisation of the `Feminisation of Poverty': Reflections on Gender-differentiated Poverty from The Gambia, Philippines and Costa Rica Sylvia Chant 16. Post-adjustment, Post-mitigation, 'Post-poverty'? The Feminisation of Family Responsibility in Contemporary Ghana Lynne Brydon 17. Female-headed Households and Poverty in Latin America: State Policy in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Helen I. Safa 18. Gender, Households and Poverty in the Caribbean: Shadows Over Islands in the Sun Janet Momsen 19. Poverty and Female-headed Households in Post-genocide Rwanda Marian Koster 20. Between Stigmatisation and Survival: Poverty Among Migrant and Non-migrant Lone Mothers in the Netherlands Annelou Ypeij 21. Lone Mothers, Poverty and Paid Work in the United Kingdom Jane Millar 22. Urban Poverty and Gender in Advanced Economies: The Persistence of Feminised Disadvantage Fran Tonkiss PART III: GENDER, FAMILY AND LIFECOURSE 23. Gender and Household Decision-making in Developing Countries: A Review of Evidence Agnes R. Quisumbing 24. Linking Women's and Children's Poverty Ruth Lister 25. Reducing the Gender Gap in Education: The Role of Wage Labour for Rural Women in Mozambique John Sender 26. Understanding the Gender Dynamics of Russia's Economic Transformation: Women's and Men's Experiences of Employment, Domestic Labour and Poverty Sarah Ashwin 27. Gender, Poverty and Transition in Central Asia Jane Falkingham and Angela Baschieri 28. Urban Poverty, Heteronormativity and Women's Agency in Lima, Peru: Family Life on the Margins Carolyn H. Williams 29. Youth, Gender and Work on the Streets of Mexico Gareth A. Jones and Sarah Thomas de Benitez 30. Sexuality, Poverty and Gender Among Gambian Youth Alice Evans 31. Ghettoisation, Migration or Sexual Connection? Negotiating Survival Among Gambian Male Youths Stella Nyanzi 32. Poverty and Old Age in Sub-Saharan Africa: Examining the Impacts of Gender with Particular Reference to Ghana Isabella Aboderin 33. Gender, Urban Poverty and Ageing in India: Conceptual and Policy Issues Penny Vera-Sanso 34. Poverty, Gender and Old Age: Pension Models in Costa Rica and Chile Monica Budowski 35. Gender, Poverty and Pensions in the United Kingdom Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou and Athina Vlachantoni PART IV: GENDER, `RACE' AND MIGRATION 36. Assessing Poverty, Gender and Well-being in `Northern' Indigenous Communities Janet Hunt 37. Gender and Ethnicity in the Shaping of Differentiated Outcomes of Mexico's Progresa-Oportunidades Conditional Cash Transfer Programme Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha 38. Gender, Poverty, and National Identity in Afrodescendent and Indigenous Movements Helen I. Safa 39. The Gendered Exclusions of International Migration: Perspectives from Latin American Migrants in London Cathy McIlwaine 40. Latino Immigrants, Gender and Poverty in the United States Cecilia Menjivar 41. Culturing Poverty? Ethnicity, Religion, Gender and Social Disadvantage Among South Asian Muslim Communities in the United Kingdom Claire Alexander 42. Gender, Occupation, Loss and Dislocation: A Latvian Perspective Linda McDowell 43. Gender, Poverty and Migration in Mexico Haydea Izazola 44. Migration, Gender and Sexual Economies: Young Female Rural-Urban Migrants in Nigeria Daniel Jordan Smith 45. Internal Mobility, Migration and Changing Gender Relations: Case Study Perspectives from Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania and Vietnam Cecilia Tacoli 46. Picturing Gender and Poverty: From `Victimhood' to `Agency'? Kalpana Wilson PART V: GENDER, HEALTH AND POVERTY 47. Poverty Gender and the Right to Health: Reflections with Particular Reference to Chile Jasmine Gideon 48. Maternal Mortality in Latin America: A Matter of Gender and Ethnic Equality Anna Coates 49. New Labyrinths of Solitude: Lonesome Mexican Migrant Men and AIDS Matthew Gutmann 50. Gender, Poverty and AIDS: Perspectives with Particular Reference to Sub-Saharan Africa Catherine Campbell and Andrew Gibbs 51. Gender, HIV/AIDS and Carework in India: A Need for Gender-sensitive Policy Keerty Nakray 52. Women's Smoking and Social Disadvantage Hilary Graham PART VI: GENDER, POVERTY AND ASSETS 53. Household Wealth and Women's Poverty: Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Assessing Gender Inequality in Asset Ownership Carmen Diana Deere 54. Gender, Poverty and Access to Land in Cities of the South Carole Rakodi 55. Power, Patriarchy and Land: Examining Women's Land Rights in Uganda and Rwanda Kate Bird and Jessica Espey 56. Gender, Livelihoods and Rental Housing Markets in the Global South: The Urban Poor as Landlords and Tenants Sunil Kumar 57. Renegotiating the Household: Successfully Leveraging Women's Access to Housing Microfinance in South Africa Sophie Mills 58. Gender Issues and Shack/Slum Dweller Federations Sheela Patel and Diana Mitlin 59. Gender, Poverty and Social Capital: The Case of Oaxaca City, Mexico Katie Willis 60. Moving Beyond Gender and Poverty to Asset Accumulation: Evidence from Low-income Households in Guayaquil, Ecuador Caroline Moser 61. Conceptual and Practical Issues for Gender and Social Protection: Lessons from Lesotho Rachel Slater, Rebecca Holmes, Nicola Jones and Matseliso Mphale PART VII: GENDER, POVERTY AND WORK 62. Gender, Work and Poverty in High-income Countries Diane Perrons 63. The Extent and Origin of the Gender Pay Gap in Europe Janneke Plantenga and Eva Fransen 64. Women's Work, Nimble Fingers and Women's Mobility in the Global Economy Ruth Pearson 65. Gender, Poverty and Inequality: The Role of Markets, States and Households Shahra Razavi and Silke Staab 66. Women's Employment, Economic Risk and Poverty James Heintz 67. Gender and Ethical Trade: Can Vulnerable Women Workers Benefit? Stephanie Barrientos 68. Fraternal Capital and the Feminisation of Labour in South India Sharad Chari 69. Economic Transition and the Gender Wage Gap in Vietnam: 1992-2002 Amy Y.C. Liu 70. Gender, Poverty and Work in Cambodia Katherine Brickell 71. Informality, Poverty, and Gender: Evidence from the Global South Marty Chen 72. The Empowerment Trap: Gender, Poverty and the Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa Kate Meagher 73. A Gendered Analysis of Decent Work Deficits in India's Urban Informal Economy: Case Study Perspectives from Surat Paula Kantor 74. Gender and Quality of Work in Latin America Javier Pineda 75. Gender Inequalities and Poverty: A Simulation of the Likely Impacts of Reducing Labour Market Inequalities on Poverty Incidence in Latin America Joana Costa and Elydia Silva PART VIII: GENDERED POVERTY AND POLICY INTERVENTIONS 76. Gender, Poverty and Aid Architecture Gwendolyn Beetham 77. Brand Aid? How Shopping Has Become `Saving African Women and Children with AIDS' Lisa Ann Richey 78. Sweden to the Rescue? Fitting Brown Women into a Poverty Framework Katja Jassey 79. Poverty Alleviation in a Changing Policy and Political Context: The Case of PRSPs with Particular Reference to Nicaragua Sarah Bradshaw and Brian Linneker 80. Gender-responsive Budgeting and Women's Poverty Diane Elson and Rhonda Sharp 81. Reducing Gender Inequalities in Poverty: Considering Gender-sensitive Social Programmes in Costa Rica Monica Budowski and Laura Guzman Stein 82. Is Gender Inequality a Form of Poverty? Shifting Semantics in Oxfam GB's Thinking and Practice Nicholas Pialek 83. Tackling Poverty: Learning Together to Improve Women's Rights Through Partnership - The Case of WOMANKIND Worldwide Tina Wallace and Ceri Hayes 84. Millennial Woman: The Gender Order of Development Ananya Roy PART IX: MICROFINANCE AND WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT 85. The Housewife and the Marketplace: Practices of Credit and Savings from the Early Modern to Modern Era Beverly Lemire 86. Money as Means or Money as End? Gendered Poverty, Microcredit and Women's Empowerment in Tanzania Fauzia Mohamed 87. Capitalising on Women's Social Capital: Gender and Microfinance in Bolivia Kate Maclean 88. `A Woman and an Empty House are Never Alone For Long': Autonomy, Control, Marriage and Microfinance in Women's Livelihoods in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Caroline Sweetman 89. Gender and Poverty in Egypt: Do Credit Projects Empower the Marginalised and the Destitute? Iman Bibars 90. Women's Empowerment: A Critical Re-evaluation of a GAD Poverty-alleviation Project in Egypt Joanne Sharp, John Briggs, Hoda Yacoub and Nabila Hamed 91. Impacting Women through Financial Services: The Self Help Group Bank Linkage Programme in India and its Effects on Women's Empowerment Ranjula Bali Swain 92. Microcredit and Women's Empowerment: Understanding the `Impact Paradox' with Particular Reference to South India Supriya Garikipati 93. Gender and Poverty in Microfinance: Illustrations from Zambia Irene Banda Mutalima 94. The Impact of Microcredit Programmes on Survivalist Women Entrepreneurs in The Gambia and Senegal Bart Casier 95. Methodologies for Evaluating Women's Empowerment in Poverty Alleviation Programmes: Illustrations from Paraguay and Honduras Yoko Fujikake PART X: NEW FRONTIERS IN GENDERED POVERTY RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS 96. Women, Poverty and Disasters: Exploring the Links through Hurricane Mitch in Nicaragua Sarah Bradshaw 97. Decentralisation, Women's Rights and Poverty: Learning from India and South Africa Jo Beall 98. Poverty, Entitlement and Citizenship: Vernacular Rights Cultures in Southern Asia Sumi Madhok 99. Contradictions in the Gender-Poverty Nexus: Reflections on the Privatisation of Social Reproduction and Urban Informality in South African Townships Faranak Miraftab 100. Gender, Neoliberalism and Post-neoliberalism: Re-assessing the Institutionalisation of Women's Struggles for Survival in Ecuador and Venezuela Amy Lind 101. Who Does the Counting? Gender Mainstreaming, Grassroots Initiatives and Linking Women Across Space and `Race' in Guyana D. Alissa Trotz 102. Poverty, Religion and Gender: Perspectives from Albania Claire Brickell 103. Sexuality, Gender and Poverty Susie Jolly and Andrea Cornwall 104. Masculinity, Poverty and the `New Wars' Jane L. Parpart Index

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Edited by Sylvia Chant FRSA, FAcSS, Professor of Development Geography, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


`The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty is an inevitably hefty tome that makes possibly the most comprehensive contribution to a detailed and thorough analysis of gendered dimensions of international poverty contexts, causes, and consequences ever brought together into one volume. . . I would strongly recommend this collection as a key reference work in any educational library, or development/government institution. While providing a specialist focus on gendered dimensions of poverty across multiple axes of difference, it presents clearly articulated, simultaneously accessible, and sophisticated contemporary analyses that would be of use and appeal to a wide audience.' -- Suzanne Clisby, Gender & Development
`. . . this is an essential resource on gender, poverty, and development. The dense analysis and data would be most accessible to graduate students, faculty, and policy analysts, but undergraduates could use the literature review essays as starting points. The volume has a comprehensive index, a list of contributors, and a glossary of abbreviations, and each chapter has a selected bibliography.' -- Jeanne Armstrong, Feminist Collections
`With its breadth and depth, The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty certainly deserves a place on the bookshelves of university libraries and of every academic and development professional with a specific interest in gender and development.' -- Gender in Management: An International Journal
`I recommend this book to be a staple of reference libraries.' -- British Politics and Policy
`With international attention focused on halving poverty by 2015, the appearance of The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty is both timely and essential. Sylvia Chant is to be congratulated for producing a state-of-the-art compendium of everything you need to know about the often hidden, gendered, dimensions of poverty. Edited and written by leading scholars and policy advisers, the Handbook comprehensively covers the key themes that are vital to understanding poverty as a gendered process, combining policy lessons with theoretical insight. Richly illustrated with examples from across the world, this book will not only be welcomed by all those dedicated to the study of poverty, but, by casting new light on its causes, will also help to develop appropriate measures to tackle it.' -- Professor Maxine Molyneux, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, UK
`While each of the articles in this impressive collection makes an original contribution to the conceptual, empirical and policy analysis of gender and poverty, together they provide a comprehensive overview of the field and an essential resource for all sections of the development community. Professor Sylvia Chant is to be congratulated for bringing together some of the leading thinkers in the field from across the world. This is not only an unprecedented feat of international co-operation but feminist collaboration at its best.' -- Professor Naila Kabeer, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
`These diverse, thoughtful essays go far beyond a mere summary of international scholarship. They outline a fascinating and provocative agenda for future policy-relevant research. This book will help redefine and revitalise the field of gender and development.' -- Professor Nancy Folbre, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

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