Gender and social protection

Research reports and studies
September 2004
Caroline Moser and Cecilia Luttrell

This paper is a discussion of the role of gender issues in social protection policies, strategies and programmes, and as such it shows that vulnerabilities to risk vary significantly by gender. Because the impacts of shocks affect men and women differently, it is useful to think of them (as well as boys and girls) as  different constituents in any analysis; social protection needs to be tailored accordingly.

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