The Subjective Poverty Analysis From A Gender Perspective
Kortan Saraçoğlu, Işın
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The main purpose of this study is to analyse women's perceptions of poverty by using subjective poverty method and to investigate what affects their perceptions of poverty. In this context, women's perceptions of poverty are evaluated and measures women's poverty by taking their own perspectives into account. The multidimensional nature of poverty and the characteristics and constraints of traditional poverty measurement methods ignore some aspects that define women's difficulties and women's perceptions of poverty. Subjective poverty measurement methods are based on the perceptions of individuals to measure poverty. It is aimed to evaluate the determinants of women's perception of poverty and perceptions of poverty by subjective welfare analysis. The data set required for the study was obtained as a result of the field study conducted among the women applying for assistance to the Altındağ Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation. The ordered logit and the ordered probit models are used in the study. According to the results of subjective welfare analysis, the determinants of women's perceptions of poverty are obtained that education level, level of income, health satisfaction, feeling safe, exposure to violence and living in a rented house.