Urbanization, gender and urban poverty: Paid work and unpaid carework in the city

This collaborative working paper discusses hidden dimensions of urban poverty, and the different ways in which they impact men and women. This gender perspective supports a broader understanding of urban poverty that stretches beyond income to include domestic and care responsibilities, dependency and powerlessness.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Urban development; Poverty

Resource type: Issue papers

Resource year: 2012

Publishing entities: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); International Institute for Environment and Development