Women, Health And Poverty: An Introduction Sarah Payne

ISBN: 9780745008738



236 pages


Women, Health And Poverty: An Introduction  by  Sarah Payne

Women, Health And Poverty: An Introduction by Sarah Payne
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It is well known that women live longer than men but will suffer higher levels of illness and poor health during their lifetimes. It is also becoming increasingly well-known that women form the majority of those who are poor in Western societies, as lone mothers, older women, women caring for children in two parent households and as the majority of those who are low earners.

Sarah Paynes textbook focuses on these two aspects of womens lives: womens experience of poverty and deprivation- and womens health experience. In particular, she focuses on how the experience of poverty and the threat of poverty affects womens health. Much of the existing research on poverty has often obscured womens experiences and the operation of gender in creating risk factors - similarly, the literature on inequalities in health has not adequately covered the specific experience of women. Women, Health and Poverty, aims to rectify this by drawing together the arguments about womens poorer health with those concerning womens greater risk of poverty, and assessing the ways in women have shared an experience mediated by gender.

The book also explores the relevance of other dimensions of social inequality - such as race, class, age and disability - in relation to gender.

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