Transforming Poverty-Related Policy with Intersectionality

Despite progress toward poverty alleviation, policy making still lags in thinking about how individuals experience poverty as overlapping sources of disadvantage. Using the lens of intersectionality, this article identifies the gaps that arise from a conventional focus on isolated facets of poverty. Insights generated from an analysis of extant scholarship are used to develop a road map to help policy makers develop programs that address the complex experience of poverty and promote transformative solutions.


economic development projects  government policy  intersectionality  policy invisibility  poverty  poverty reduction  public policy  road maps  vulnerability 


Canan Corus, Bige Saatcioglu, Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, Christopher P. Blocker, Shikha Upadhyaya, and Samuelson Appau (2016). Transforming Poverty-Related Policy with Intersectionality. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 35(2), Pages 211-222.



Canan Corus
Bige Saatcioglu
Carol Kaufman-Scarborough
Christopher P. Blocker
Shikha Upadhyaya
Samuelson Appau

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing | 2016

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