The global financial crisis: are women more likely to be pushed into chronic poverty?

1 November 2009
Jessica Espey

Although in the short-term it is the working poor who are most visibly affected by the crisis, harmful household coping strategies and compounding vulnerabilities threaten to push many, particularly many women and their dependants, into chronic poverty.


Principal Research Fellow, Director of Programme – Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
Dr Caroline Harper is a Principal Research Fellow and Head of ODI’s Gender Equality and Social [...]