Editorial: Tactics and Trade-Offs: Revisiting the Links Between Gender and Poverty

Volume 47 Number 1A
Published: March 14, 2016

Poverty has not always been analysed from a gender perspective. Prior to the feminist contributions to poverty analysis, the poor were either seen as composed entirely of men or else women's needs and interests were assumed to be identical to, and hence subsumable under, those of male household heads. Gender research and advocacy has challenged the gender-blindness of conventional poverty measurement, analysis and policy in a number of different ways.


  • Gender
  • Empowerment
  • Poverty
  • Feminism
From Issue: Vol. 47 No. 1A (2016) | Connecting Perspectives on Women’s Empowerment