Female Household Headship, Privation and Power (2001)

Challenging the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ Thesis

Chant, Sylvia (2001)
Working Paper No.01-09b, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University, New Jersey, 41pp.
Chant, Sylvia
in Progress in Development Studies, 16:4

Identifying that some benefits accrue to women from evading patriarchy in the domestic domain does not constitute grounds for policymakers to ignore gender biases in poverty. Rather, it highlights that poverty-generating processes among women are more complex than for men, and that gender inequality needs to be addressed within as well as beyond the boundaries of household units. The article draws not only on fieldwork with low-income households in Mexico and Costa Rica, but from other studies of female headship in Latin America and beyond.

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Female Employment in Puerto Vallarta: A Case Study

Chant, Sylvia (2001)
in Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan (eds), An Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World
(McGraw-Hill: New York), pp.136-43.

Hogares Encabezados por Mujeres: Los Más Pobres Entre los Pobres? Perspectivas de México, Costa Rica y Filipina

(Households Headed by Women: Poorest of the Poor? Perspectives from Mexico, Costa Rica and the Philippines)

Chant, Sylvia (2001)
in Paloma de Villota (ed.), Globalización a Qué Precio? El Impacto en las Mujeres del Norte y del Sur
(Icaria: Barcelona), pp.211-56.

Men in Crisis? Reflections on Masculinities, Work and Family in Northwest Costa Rica

Chant, Sylvia (2001)
in Cecile Jackson (ed.), Men at Work: Labour, Masculinities, Development
(Frank Cass: London), pp.199-218.

Lone Mothers in the Nations of the South

Chant, Sylvia (2001)
in Neil Smelser and Paul Baltes (eds), International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences, Volume 13
Elsevier: Oxford, pp.9046-52.

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