There is a gendered experience of poverty: women and men experience poverty differently, and women may experience poverty differently from one another. In the case of the household, income is not divided equally per capita in the household. For example, men often retain up to 30 percent of income for their own personal use so that women and children in these households are poor, constituting secondary poverty through income withholding. Women as heads of households often may be poorer, but have more control over their income and their life. This chapter is part of Module 6: Sites of Gendered Poverty and Inequality.
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