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Poverty’s Feminisation: The change in risk factors in Latvia from 1991 to 1999

  • Autors:Brigita Zepa, Liene Jeruma, Ilva Pudele
  • Organizācija:Baltic Data House
  • Gads:2000
  • Valoda:Latvian

ABSTRACT

This study offers an explanation of the factors behind poverty’s feminisation and its dynamics following the renewal of Latvia’s independence and its conversion to a free market economy. The study aims to promote a more effective socio-political process that would reduce inequality between the sexes.

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The study consists of economic statistics, surveys of citizens, and an analyses of socio-politics.

The study concludes, among other things, that in times of economic hardship, the nation often squanders resources at the expense of social spending. This negatively affects women, and women with small children are one of the most vulnerable social groups in a society experiencing a period of conversion.

Poverty’s Feminisation: The change in risk factors in Latvia from 1991 to 1999

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