Issue 9, May 2009
|Women and Poverty: Overview|
Approximately 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty in the world, subsisting on less than $1 per day. Nearly all live in the developing world, and a full 70% are women and girls.
Not only are women overrepresented among the world’s poor, but it is also thought that they experience poverty differently, and often more acutely, than men.
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