The Feminization Of Poverty In The United States

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The feminization of poverty is a phenomenon that stems from the gender biases and fixated gender roles embedded in society. This occurrence is defined as the disproportionality in gender when relating to the world's impoverished. Given that under capitalism class, race and sex issues are augmented the global expansion of such an economic system should, in theory, result in an exacerbation of related issues. Thus, it is critical to analyze the impact of an expanding capitalist structure on the lived experiences of women, and in particular, women in the
Global South who occupy uniquely disadvantaged strata.
To uncover the ways in which under a global capitalist economy the feminization of poverty has increased with particular attention
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The GPE has a direct influence on gendered experiences, in particular, the feminization of poverty. A gendered analysis on the GPE contains a great deal of importance precisely when bringing to attention new topics on a world scale.…show more content…
"What Glass Ceiling?"Public Interest 124 (1996): 27-40.
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This section of the book addresses multiple aspects with regard to sex based preferences including wage gap, market discrimination and sex discrimination. The failure of women to progress to the top ranks of management is the main issue that is studied when dealing with the term “Glass Ceiling”.
Mills, Maura J.Gender and the Work-family Experience: An Intersection of Two Domains
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In the text Mills explains in great detail the misconception of the “ideal worker” that capitalists seem to adhere to. I find this book to help breakdown the barriers and stereotypes that have been socially constructed over the years in favour of male workers compared to those of the opposite sex.
Pettit, Becky, and Jennifer Lynn. Hook.Gendered Tradeoffs: Family, Social Policy, and Economic Inequality in Twenty-one Countries. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2009. Web.
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In Gendered Tradeoffs, most notably in the later chapters of the book, rests key points that attack the issue of gender wage gaps and occupational sex segregation. This aids in the unveiling of how the

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