American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

The Feminisation of Poverty in the European Union and in Hungary
Ibolya Czibere

The global phenomenon of feminisation of poverty get into the focus in the 90’s in the developing countries’, in the Western European and in the transforming Eastern European democracies as well. According the European Economic and Social Committee’s recommendation, formulated in 2006, the definition of poverty should be reviewed since it only drew the attention only on obvious reasons for poverty and underestimates the extent of women’s poverty and its consequences as well. It assumes that the resources in the households are allocated equally within the family; however, there are arguments for the poverty in an individual experience and it should be examined – if we want to understand the differences between the genders from this point of view – at individual level. Our study summarises the tendencies and reason for impoverishment of women that are typical in the countries of the European Union and we represent the characteristics of in it in Hungary.

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