Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Women and social assistance policy in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Josephine Savarese
Bonnie Morton
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides a gendered analysis of changes in income assistance policies and a description of advocacy services and the barriers women face in asserting their rights to income security.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973504897
PWHCE POVR.S28 2005
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Includes bibliographical references.

Hammer and nails project: women and housing issues: action research report

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English
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Online
Author: 
Jane Robinson
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St. John's Status of Women Council
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NL

Examines gender issues of low income women looking for safe and secure housing in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Income and women's health

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English
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Online
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Addresses how income affects women's health. Looks at which women are poor and what makes women poorer than men. Explains how poverty undermines women's health.

Women's poverty in cities

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English
Translated Title: 
La pauvreté chez les femmes en milieu urbain
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Prabha Khosla
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a sketch of poverty with some figures and a discussion of its measurement. Discusses the discriminatory economic and social policy changes in the country that violate women’s social and economic rights.

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Includes bibliographical references.

The framing of poverty as "child poverty" and its implications for women

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English
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Author: 
Wanda Wiegers
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the sources and implications for women of a focus on 'child poverty' in state policy discourse in Canada.

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ISBN 0662322177
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Établissement du cadre de la pauvreté dans le contexte de la pauvreté chez les enfants et les incidences sur les femmes.

Social policy, gender inequality and poverty

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English
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Online
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Lorraine Davies
Julie Ann McMullin
William R. Avison
Gale L. Cassidy
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examinex the factors and processes that influence poverty among women.

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ISBN 0662653327
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Politique sociale, disparité entre les sexes et pauvreté.

Creating homes for healthy living: a comparison of housing models for women

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Molly McCracken
Gail Watson
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Briefly reports on a research project that studied the effects of changing housing policies on the health of women.

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ISSN 14963612

Taking action: mobilizing communities to provide recreation for women on low incomes

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English
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Wendy Frisby
Fearon Blair
Therese Dorer
Larena Hill
Jennifer Fenton
Bryna Kopelow
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reports on a research project that studied the factors that influence whether action is taken in a community to increase poor women's access to community recreation.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Young women work: community economic development to reduce women's poverty and improve income

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Molly McCracken
Kate Dykman
Francine Parent
Ivy Lopez
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes barriers and opportunities for young women. Outlines community economic development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0973504870
PWHCE POVR.M33 2005
Project #105
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Fall 2005: Young women work -- in their homes, in our community, in schools, with other youth and in the labour force. But young women who live in poverty continue to find themselves unable to make our economy or society work for them. Struggling to stay in school, working for low wages, and lacking childcare, young women face many challenges. At risk of a future living in poverty, and possibly raising another generation to do the same, young women want to work to build a better future and community. This participatory feminist research project sought to describe the barriers and opportunities for young women in the "new" economy, and outlines Community Economic Development approaches to preventing poverty among young women ages 15 to 24. The authors found that young women are ready and willing to participate in holistic programs that respect their cultural backgrounds, and build strong futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

Women at the margins: neglect, punishment, and resistance

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Josefina Figueira-McDonough (ed.)
Rosemary C. Sarri (ed.)
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Binghamton, NY

Addresses the barriers that isolate marginalized women from the mainstream, strip them from citizenship and render them expendable.

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ISBN 0560239727
POVR.W66 2002
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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