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Poor Women in Rich Countries: The Feminization of Poverty Over the Life Course

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg


This book studies women's poverty over the life course, focusing on the economic condition of single mothers and single elderly women — while also considering partnered women and immigrants — in eight wealthy but diverse countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In an analysis of labor market and social welfare sectors, the author and a team of international contributors conclude that both living-wage employment and government provision of adequate benefits and services are necessary if lone women are to achieve a socially acceptable l ... More

Keywords: poverty, single mothers, elderly women, immigrants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195314304
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314304.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, author
Adelphi University