Volume 5, Issue 17 (7-2005)                   2005, 5(17): 227-248 | Back to browse issues page

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Shaditalab Z, Vahabbi M, Varmazyar H. Income Poverty, Only One Aspect of Female Headed Houshold's Poverty. Social Welfare. 2005; 5 (17) :227-248
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Women are deprived from the capacities and capabilities needed for poverty reduction. The anxieties of women falling into the group of “poorest of the poor” has resulted in the development of different approaches including “Women Empowerment”. It seems the Process of empowerment of the poor women requires changes in all the institutions which have deprived them from the capabilities and have put them at the risk of poverty. This article presents part of the findings of a research conducted by the methods of group discussion and survey among the female headed households of Arak (a city in central part of Iran). It is shown that because of their sex, women are more vulnerable against poverty. Their Poverty is not only income but in the social and psychological dimensions which are as important as economic aspect. To eradicate poverty, women’s empowerment as well as structural changes are required.

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Received: 2015/09/10 | Accepted: 2015/09/10 | Published: 2015/09/10

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