This policy brief is drawn from the CPRC report, Stemming girls’ chronic poverty: Catalysing development change by building just social institutions. The report highlights the particular vulnerabilities of girls in relation to poverty dynamics, and emphasises the importance of taking culture and social norms and practices seriously to make progress on breaking the poverty traps that girls and women face potentially across the life-course and generations. This policy brief draws on the key policy messages of this report.
Wadugodapitiya, D. Chronic poverty, girls and social institutions. CPRC Policy Brief No. 25. Chronic Poverty Research Centre, London, UK (2011) 8 pp.