Feminization of poverty

Feminization of poverty

Welfare: far from well

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Joanne Doucette
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, On

This article explores the topic of women and social assistance. Gives statistics regarding the feminization of poverty,  points to the barriers within the system to achieve full social and economic participation of all women. 

Working with violence

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Julie Wheelwright
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Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

In the following article, three women who work at an emergency shelter for women are asked to talk about the impact of their work. 

 

 


Violence and feminist strategy

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Varda Burstyn
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article explores the ways in which feminist approaches to theorizing and strategizing about violence has shifted over the years. Focus on violence and health. 

Insurance you can’t collect

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Victor Schwartzman
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses women’s experiences of accessing Unemployment Insurance and iIlness Benefits; shares the story of Stella Bliss, a Vancouver office worker who was fired for being pregnant in 1977, discusses how higher unemployment often translates to tighter regulations, gives advices to women in the paid labour force.

 

Food sovereignty: power, gender, and the right to food

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English
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Online
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Rajeev C. Patel
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Volume 9, Number 6
Publisher: 
PLOS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2012

Argues that gender is key to food insecurity and malnourishment because women and girls are disproportionately disempowered through current processes and politics of food's production, consumption, and distribution.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Why women would gain from a guaranteed livable income

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English
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Online
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C L'Hirondelle
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DAWN Ontario
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Examines the feminization of poverty. Argues for the provision of a universal guaranteed livable income.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender perspectives on health and medicine: key themes

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English
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Paper
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Marcia Texler Segal (ed.)
Vasilikie Demos (ed.)
Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld (ed.)
Publisher: 
Advances in Gender Research
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Offers a critique of exclusively biomedical approaches to personal and public health. Also looks at the medicalization of personal and social problems, the commodification of health care, and questions of agency, responsibility and control.

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GEND.G46 2003
ISBN 0762310588
ISSN 15292426
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, June/July 2005: This book is about gender, health and medicine broadly defined. As seen throughout the text, medicine and health are social constructions, and gender is an embedded part of them. The different authors reveal that embedded with gender in the institution of medicine are race, class, and sexuality. Taken as a whole, the volume offers a critique of exclusively biomedical approaches to personal and public health and calls for more sociological input and qualitative research to help understand aspects of health and illness. Recurring themes include the medicalization of personal and social problems, the commodification of healthcare, and questions of agency, responsibility and control. It contains such timely topics as somatic distress among women with breast cancer, drug company funding of research on women's sexual problems, and racial and ethnic health disparities.

Policies of exclusion, poverty and health: stories from the front

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English
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Chrystal Ocean (ed.)
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WISE Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Presents the stories of 21 women living below Canada's poverty line.

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ISBN 0973666404
POVR.P65 2004
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Review, Network Fall 2005: We’ve all heard the statistic: one in five Canadian women is living in poverty. That's more than 2.8 million women. There are too many reasons why more women are poor than men. But what’s it like to be poor? For those of us lucky to live above the poverty line, it’s hard to imagine. We can read the reports or the research results. However, these documents are written by academics or policy makers who are often outside of the story. As Lynda Laughlin has said, "Every woman has a story. Too few have a safe place to tell it." Thanks to the Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially & Economically (WISE) project, 21 women now have that safe place. This book contains their stories of what it really means to live below the poverty line, and also how and why it happens. There isn’t a lot of happiness in these pages, but readers will find an enormous amount of strength from women that society has tried (and failed) to beat down.

Women's charity audit best practices handbook

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English
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Paper
Online
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Victoria Status of Women Action Group
Publisher: 
Status of Women Action Group
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Victoria, B.C.

Document women's experiences at local charities and provides recommendations on how to make charities more women friendly.

Power and privileges: gender discrimination and poverty

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English
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Gerd Johnsson-Latham
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Stockholm, Sweden

Illustrates and examines how the perspective of a poor women often differs from the perspective of a poor man, and how the expressions of female poverty and deprivation differ from those of men.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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