This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. The paper focuses on the relationship between age, sex and poverty, and finds that, girls and women of reproductive age are more likely to live in poor households (below the international poverty line) than boys and men.
This analysis provides a glimpse of the richness and complexity that can be seen introducing a gender lens to poverty analysis. The findings of this study indicate that incorporating such a lens can provide important insights for policy design which has, to date, not included a systematic analysis of gender differences when it comes to policies to eradicate extreme poverty.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.