Contemporary Polish Poverty and Gender
The present paper addresses the issue of poverty as a gender specific phenomenon actual to the contemporary Polish society. The approach selected for the analysis is based on the concepts of female poverty and feminisation of poverty. The first section of the paper considers the two concepts as regards their origin, development and the present context globally, followed by an attempt to define them. The next sections focus on female poverty and poverty feminisation in Poland and allow for their demographic background, women position on the labour market and the feminisation of poverty in Poland in micro-perspective. The author aims to provide an answer to the question whether poverty feminization exists in Poland, having discussed exhaustive evidence, from quantitative and qualitative studies, for relevant socio-economic phenomena.
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