Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Poor Women in Rich CountriesThe Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 June 2019

Women’s Poverty in Canada: Cross-Currents in an Ebbing Tide

Women’s Poverty in Canada: Cross-Currents in an Ebbing Tide

Poor Women in Rich Countries

Patricia Evans

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of the key factors that influence the changing profile of Canadian inequality and marginalization. These include the growth in precarious employment; the discourse and direction of government spending, including the income-based policies that are particularly important to lone mothers and elderly women; and the level of commitment shown to gender equity. The next two sections explore, in turn, the economic well-being of lone mothers and elderly women, the factors that underlie Canada's declining poverty rates, and the current challenges posed by precarious employment. The chapter concludes by assessing the degree to which poverty in Canada is feminized.

Keywords:   Canada, poverty, poor women, Canadian women, inequality, single mothers, elderly women

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .