FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY

a trend for the poorest people in a western society to be women. It is attributed to a range of factors including single parent families with little support from the father and a dependency on jobs with lower wages.

FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY: "The feminisation of poverty places more women in poorer situations."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/feminization-of-poverty/ (accessed April 26, 2018).
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