Women and poverty

Women and poverty

Women's perspectives on poverty: photos and stories by women on low-income in Calgary

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English
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Lynda Laughlin
Donna McPhee
Maggie Pompeo
Women and a Fair Income Working Group
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Women and Fair Income Group
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Describes the impact of living on a low income through stories and photographs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Voices: women, poverty and homelessness in Canada

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Rusty Neal
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National Anti-Poverty Organization
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Traces the lives and personal stories of homeless women in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver.

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Includes bibliographical references. --- Network Winter/Spring 2005 review: The number of homeless women in Canada has increased dramatically since the 1990s. Political realities such as changes in transfer payments to the provinces and the failure to deliver a national housing strategy have played a part. In this report the author traces the personal stories of homeless women in Halifax, Ottawa and Vancouver. Funded in part by the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, it is the result of a multi-year project analyzing the causes and conditions of homelessness. The report includes a list of recommendations to both the federal and provincial/territorial governments.

Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in 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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Rhonda Wiebe
Paula Keirstead
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how Manitoba and local policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficulties women in this research experienced.

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ISBN 097350482X
PWHCE POVR.W54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Network Winter/Spring 2005 review: If you are poor you are likely to experience more illness and have a shorter life expectancy than someone with a higher income. Women, especially women with disabilities, Aboriginal women and single mothers are more likely than men to live in poverty. Do publicly funded income support programs reduce poverty and improve health? How do women who rely on these programs experience them? The authors try to answer these questions by examining women’s experiences with these programs as well as their access to the justice system. The authors’ recommendations for change are based on the experiences of the women they interviewed and will be of particular interest to community workers and activists.

Surviving on hope is not enough: women's health, poverty, justice and income support in Manitoba (large print version)

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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: 
Rhonda Wiebe
Paula Keirstead
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines how Manitoban policies concerning income support programs affect women's health. Presents recommendations for change based on the difficultires women in this research experienced.

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ISBN 097350482X
PWHCE POVR.W54 2004
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Includes bibliographical references.

Exploring the intersections between women's health and poverty: a policy paper for the Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellen

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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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Author: 
Josephine Savarese
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines health issues faced by poor women. Reviews literature on this subject, and provides policy recommendations.

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ISBN 0968969267
PWHCE POVR.S28 2003
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Includes bibliographical references.

"Something's got to change": research report: gender-inclusive analysis and housing policy development in Newfoundland and Labra

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English
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St. John's Status of Women Council
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St. John's Status of Women Council
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
St. John's, NL

Examines, through a gender-inclusive approach, housing issues of low-income women and other groups in Newfoundland and Labrador. Provides recommendations.

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ISBN 097316851X
POVR.S66 2003
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Includes bibliographical references.

Factors affecting follow-up among low-income women with breast abnormalities

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English
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Celia Patricia Kaplan
Lori A. Crane
Susan Stewart
Maria Juarez-Reyes
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Journal of Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Larchmont, NY

Assesses factors affecting follow-up care among low-income women after identification of a breast abnormality.

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Living beyond the edge: the impact of trends in non-standard work on single/lone-parent mothers

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English
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Marylee Stephenson
Ruth Emery
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Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides the results of an empirical study of the impacts the trends in the labour force (the increased use of non-standard, contingent working patterns) have on single mothers/lone parents.

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EMPL.S74 2003
ISBN 0662673654
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Vivre dans l’insécurité complète, répercussions des tendances du travail atypique sur les mères chefs de famille monoparentale.

Women's progress: perspectives on the past, blueprint for the future: conference proceedings

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Institute for Women's Policy Research
Publication Date: 
1998
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Washington, DC

Provides the papers from the "Women's Progress Perspectives on the Past: Blueprint for the Future" conference, held at Goerge Washing University campus, June 12-13, 1998. Groups the papers into five topics: democracy and society, employment and earnings, family and work, poverty and income, health and well-being, and a miscellaneous category.

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WOMI.I57 1998

Women 2000: eradicating poverty and violence in the 21st century

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English
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Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
North York, ON

Provides analysis and responses to the systemic nature of poverty and violence against women in Canada.

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WOMI.C36 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.
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