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Poor Women in Rich CountriesThe Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course$
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Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314304

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.001.0001

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Feminization of Poverty in France: A Latent Issue

Feminization of Poverty in France: A Latent Issue

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(p.61) 3 FEMINIZATION OF POVERTY IN FRANCE: A LATENT ISSUE
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Poor Women in Rich Countries
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Claude Martin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.003.0003

This chapter discusses women's poverty in France, particularly that of lone mothers and lone elderly women. The poverty of lone mothers stems from their position in the labor market. Lone mothers are two times more likely to be unemployed, and the majority of them for more than 1 year. Among young mothers less than age 35, the unemployment rate of lone mothers is twice that of those who are partnered (32% vs. 16%). Available data and the review of social policies, show that the poverty of lone-aged women is not a central issue in France. Aged people are universally considered the main beneficiaries of the Trente Glorieuses (30 glorious years). There is no specific measure to combat the poverty of this group.

Keywords:   France, poverty, poor women, welfare system, single mothers, lone elderly women, social policy

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