Feminization of poverty

Feminization of poverty

Poverty is hazardous to women's health: and we can do something about it

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Summarizes findings and recommendations of Women's Health Clinic's study, "Women, Income and Health in Manitoba," which shows that women living in poverty may get sick and die sooner.

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ISSN 14800039

Women's poverty, women's health: the role of access to justice

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Joan M. Gilmour
Dianne L. Martin
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Addresses the role of access to justice in responding to women's increased poverty and reduced health resulting from government restructuring. Considers the interrelationship of social assistance and justice, examining selected services accessed by poor women, the changes effected as part of government restructuring in recent years, their impact on women's health, and the potential in legal responses.

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NNEWH POVR.G55 2001
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Appendices and Table of Contents must be downloaded seperately.

A report card on women and poverty

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Monica Townson
Publisher: 
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Demonstrates the disproportionate percentage of Canadian women living in poverty. Explores the feminization of poverty and how gender inequality contributes to the steadily growing number of women in poverty.

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ISBN 0886272181
POVR.T69 2000
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Women and poverty

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English
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Online
Author: 
Marika Morris
Publisher: 
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses issues relating to women and poverty including who is at risk of poverty, why women's incomes are lower than men's, and the effects of the poverty of women on society.

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POVR.M67 2005
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<p>Includes bibliographical references.</p>

Watering down the milk: women coping on Alberta's minimum wage

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Calgary Status of Women Action Committee
Publisher: 
Calgary Status of Women Action Committee
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Examines the process behind the Alberta government Employment Standards Review, the economic and moral implications of low minimum wage levels, and the impact of a low minimum wage on the lives of women in Alberta.

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POVR.C35 1999
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