THE ROLE OF SPOTLIGHT ON POVERTY AND INEQUALITY OF WOMEN

Ra Ximhai. 2012;8(1):101-111

 

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Journal Title: Ra Ximhai

ISSN: 1665-0441 (Print)

Publisher: Universidad Autónoma Indígena de México

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Mexico

Language of fulltext: Spanish; Castilian, English

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AUTHORS

José Luis García-Horta
Emma Zapata-Martelo

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Time From Submission to Publication: 13 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Poverty is measured in terms of deficits and unmet basic needs using indicators such as the amount of food intake, income, access to health services, education and housing. This approach assumes that the well is only about the ability to meet the basic needs of food and clothing that are covered, traditionally, with the proceeds of the household head. However, when these revenues are not sufficient for the reproduction of the family, quality of life for women and children were severely affected.This article discusses the role of microfinance as one of the strategies adopted by some countries to reduce poverty in which women live. To achieve this objective, a survey to 82 users of microfinance ProMujer offered through one of its offices in Ixmiquilpan, State of Hidalgo. The results show that women are able to increase the amount of family income and to initiate a process of empowerment, however, and given the flexibility of the labor market, reproduce male domination through economic activities undertaken to use microcredit they are a palliative, but poverty in which they live is not resolved.