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health, it becomes imperative to identify and disclose health disparities related to gender and economic level so that appropriate actions are taken to help the needful. In this article, feminization of poverty and the health effects of poverty on women is discussed.
It is a well known fact that the health of women is not only determined by biological factors but also by several social factors, the most important of which is poverty. In fact, 2 out of every 3 women in the world are plagued by poverty leading to an array of clinical problems like malnutrition, anemia, easy fatigability, increased susceptibility to infections and even premature death (Cohen, 1994). Though several organizations like the World Health Organization have asserted that health is a fundamental right of every human being irrespective of sex and other aspects, several women are being denied of this right and the main cause for this happens to be poverty. It is very important to tackle poverty of women for the purpose of long term success of the child poverty strategy of the Government (WBG, 2005). In this essay, the impact of poverty on the health care of women will be discussed through review of appropriate literature.
In several countries like even developed countries like Canada, the poverty rates of women across all age groups is higher than in men. One of the main reasons for poverty among women is their dependency for living. In many races, women are not provided enough education and this leads to poor vocational opportunity and poverty. Many researchers favour the link between education and poverty (Zaki and El-Deeb, 2004). Also, many women cannot get employed full-time because of the responsibilities they have towards their children, husbands and elderly people at home. Lack of awareness which is more predominant in those belonging to lower socio-economic group is another major factor that influences health. In a study by Ailinget et al (2009), it was found that poor women had lower
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It may also occur when people have less money or possessions than is considered acceptable socially. Poverty is an important issue in today’s society, and many people struggle to have enough money to live and to feed themselves and their family. People of many demographic backgrounds are affected by poverty, and there is a wide range of factors that lead people into this area.
On page 1, we are told that she considers herself to be a victim of abject poverty who was inducted into a poverty-stricken cycle by her colleagues at school and her mother. She therefore feared that due to discrimination and inequality between the social classes she would remain in that cycle and her children would follow suit.
Majority of these developed countries will attempt to conceal the real face of poverty in their countries and the fact that it does exist, within their borders with no consideration for skin color, gender, or race. Jo Godwin Parker in “What is Poverty”, contends that poverty afflicts peoples lives slowly, destroying what they have until they are left with nothing, exposing them to sacrifices and hardships that they must undergo with the aim of simply slowing down the process (Parker 1).
[Complete Name of Student] [Complete Name of Professor] [Subject Description] 8 July 2013 Women and Poverty: The Feminization of Global Poverty Introduction The global appearance of poverty is excessively and disproportionately representative of the woman population.
On the other hand, relative poverty is defined as the economic inequality in the society or location in which people live. The report will portray secular view on poverty. Characteristics of Poverty There are several characteristics of poverty. Individuals who are considered under the below poverty line generally deprive of good treatment facility, education facility, housing facility and healthy food distribution facility.
It is the fault of the government system and the country in they live. The individuals who run these countries are rich, there is a small percentage of the population, which is rich, and the other most percentage is
The latter part of the poor laws amendments signifies the importance and responsibility of the families within their members. Elizabethan families believed to the importance of families as the smallest institution of the society and to the supports it could
These include, victimization, chronic strain, biological responses and different coping styles than males . The high rates of depression that women experience a directly related to decreased productivity and