1945

Are there more poor women than poor men?

About half of the region’s women over the age of 15 do not earn their own income, while just 20% of men are in that position. In 2002 the femininity index of the urban poor population (among women aged 20 to 59) was greater than 100 in 17 of the 18 countries analysed in the region.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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