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Mexican anti-poverty program targeting poor women may help men most, study finds

Economic empowerment programs that target women may have an unintended effect: They help men instead.

  • Nora Haenn
  • The Conversation

A growing number of economic development programs worldwide provide cash specifically to women in poor communities.

Giving women access to money empowers them, the theory goes.

TresG 1aAnd empowered women – especially mothers – can lift entire families out of poverty.

Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for launching a microloan program just for women.

Nine Indian states give small sums of cash to…

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