Alleviating poverty: Investing in women’s work

  • I. Tinker (2000). Journal of the American Planning Association, 229-242
  • Abstract: Poverty issues and the growing income gap in the U.S. are once again on the nation's agenda. Similar trends in developing countries caused a shift in development policies from industrial and infrastructure projects to those designed to alleviate poverty. Increasingly such programs focused on women and their need for income. Microcredit programs that offered loans and training have proved to be one of the most successful interventions. In the last decade, similar microenterprise programs have been introduced in the U.S. Comparisons between the U.S. experiences and those abroad can be useful to American planners.
  • Theme: Social aspects/Disadvantage/Poverty, Women/Gender
  • Keywords: comparative study, microfinance, poverty alleviation, wage gap, womens employment, United States
  • Reference type: Journal Article
  • Geographic location: United States, North America, Global North
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