Some key points from their briefing are:
- While a feminised and feminising monetary poverty has been assumed, there is little evidence on which to base this assumption.
- The evidence that exists is contradictory, and any feminisation may be as much down to statistical method as ‘real’.
- Asset, time and power poverty interrelate with monetary poverty to determine women’s relative deprivation.
- Current anti-poverty programmes such as CCTs, while focusing monetary resources on women, do little to improve their asset or power poverty and may increase their time poverty.
- More research is needed on these other dimensions of gendered poverty if anti-poverty programmes are to improve women’s wellbeing.