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The Feminization of Poverty

This is at the heart of what our Scouting Party sets out to explore. When asking “what works?” we must first understand who we are serving. Here’s where we start:

 

“Lone mothers are usually at the highest risk for extreme poverty because their income is insufficient to rear children. It then lowers their children’s possibilities for good education and nourishment. Low income is a consequence of the social bias women face in trying to obtain formal employment, which in turn deepens the cycle of poverty. As the number of unmarried women increases, the diverse causes affecting their poverty must be examined. Poverty is multidimensional, and therefore economic, demographic, and socio-cultural factors all overlap and contribute to the establishment of poverty. It is a phenomenon with multiple root causes and manifestations.”

(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminization_of_poverty)

 

Which leads us back to the challenge, and our invitation …

 

[Join the Scouting Party to Help Break the Cycle.]