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Journal:   URBAN STUDIES   SPRING 2014 , Volume 4 , Number 10; Page(s) 73 To 108.
 
Paper: 

FAMILY POVERTY AND URBAN WOMEN IN TEHRAN

 
 
Author(s):  SHAKOORI ALI, SAEIDI ALI ASGHAR
 
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Abstract: 

This paper analyses the family poverty among urban women in Tehran using available secondary data. The analysis is presented in two parts. In part one the related poverty literature has been reviewed. In the second part, the paper sets to probe the economic and social characteristics of gender inequality in Tehran. The paper argues that metropolis city of Tehran has been faced with an unprotected inequality among women due to ever increasing immigration, an imbalance of public facilities with population growth, the lack of efficient assistance policies, and limitations of job opportunities. The results indicate that 42 percent of Tehran population lives under the poverty line. There is a considerable regional income inequality among female-headed households. It also suggests that there are inequalities in terms of nutrition, health, education and housing conditions. In addition, the women poverty has been multidimensional; women poverty including women headed households are heterogeneous; the determination of the patterns of social mobility or involvement in poverty, both for men and women, needs potential and flexible approach due to variability of their time and space situations.

 
Keyword(s): FAMILY POVERTY, URBAN WOMEN, FEMALE-HEADED HOUSEHOLDS, TEHRAN
 
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