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Transforming Poverty-Related Policy With Intersectionality

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

Canan Corus, Bige Saatcioglu, Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, Christopher P. Blocker, Shikha Upadhyaya, Samuelson Appau

2016

Despite progress toward poverty alleviation, policy making still lags in thinking about how individuals experience poverty as overlapping sources of disadvantage. Using the lens of intersectionality, this article identifies the gaps that arise from a conventional focus on isolated facets of poverty. Insights generated from an analysis of extant scholarship are used to develop a road map to help policy makers develop programs that address the complex experience of poverty and promote transformative solutions.

Economic Development Projects, Government Policy, Intersectionality, Policy Invisibility, Poverty, Poverty Reduction, Public Policy, Road Maps, Vulnerability

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