Question

Discuss how feminist theory would explain the feminization of poverty in both the US and internationally.
How would feminist theorists argue best practices to work with households headed by single mothers living in poverty?
Use research to support your response.

References:

Jaggar, A. M. (2013), Does Poverty Wear a Woman's Face? Some Moral Dimensions of a
Transnational Feminist Research Project. Hypatia, 28: 240–256. doi:
10.1111/hypa.12022

Norris, Adele (2012). Rural Women, Anti-Poverty Strategies, and Black Feminist Thought
Sociological Spectrum: Mid-South Sociological Association, Volume 32, Issue 5,
pages 449-461. DOI: 10.1080/02732173.2012.694798

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The problem of the feminization of poverty has been overly simplified by sociologists and there is a growing understanding that to gain a better insight into how women experience poverty, we have to go beyond a superficial outlook, and look at how class, gender, and race intersect and work in the face of power relations that often impede our understanding of how women experience poverty....

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