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Describe in detail reasons for the feminization of poverty.

Reasons for the feminization of poverty include a rise in the number of single mothers, who have to provide for themselves and their children, reduced educational and employment opportunities for women, and the prioritization of men and boys over women and girls in such vital areas as healthcare.

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The “feminization of poverty” is a term which describes the trend of increasing inequality between men and women, in which women lack the income, opportunities, and even basic rights available to men. The feminization of poverty differs by social class and geographical location, as do its causes; but there are some reasons which apply in many cases.

One such reason is the rise in the number of single mothers. Women who have to bring up children in addition to...

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