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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304347
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Alternative Indices for Measuring Poverty: The Gender Dimensions
Author(s):
Palaganas, Erlinda Castro; Castillo, Fatima
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Sigma
Author Details:
Erlinda Castro Palaganas, PhD, RN, ecpalaganas@upb.edu.ph; Fatima Castillo, MA;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

The study aims to determine what constitutes poverty in the first phase of a multiyear, multi-country, inter-disciplinary research project that seeks to develop a new measure of deprivation that is genuinely gender-sensitive and responsive to the expressed interests and views of rural poor women and men.

Methods:

The basic principle of grounded theory guided the conduct of activities in the preparatory, data collection, analysis and report writing; and validation phases and finalization of the report. The data collection methods include: KIIs, FGDs, Poverty Ladder Ranking, Brainstorming and Household Mapping. Six groups of participants were selected according to sex, age, ethnicity, religion, civil status, land ownership and representation of different sitios. 

Results:

The context of the people lives impacts people's views of and experiences of poverty. Through extensive collaboration and partnership with the people, the study revealed that DEPRIVATION of the most basic things for survival is what constitutes poverty: food, shelter and income. The absence of a regular income and indetebteness makes them incapable of buying food and constructing a decent shelter. Poverty is also affected by Gender, Age, Ethnic-Bias, etc. There are 3 levels of poverty: the very poor, not –so- poor, and upper level poor. The study also found out that it is not money that would change poverty. Rather, the change depends on different needs, different skills, and different materials in order for the community to survive.

 Conclusion:

It is difficult to measure poverty and the dimensions of poverty or what causes or affects it, thus should be viewed according to those who experience it. Likewise difficult to make abstract concepts real, meeting expectations of the people, and dealing with a sense of frustration of the researchers.Key concepts of trustworthiness, reflexivity, and ethics are key considerations in the conduct such study.

Keywords:
gender perspectives of poverty; feminist methodology; grounded theory
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAlternative Indices for Measuring Poverty: The Gender Dimensionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPalaganas, Erlinda Castroen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCastillo, Fatimaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentIota Sigmaen_GB
dc.author.detailsErlinda Castro Palaganas, PhD, RN, ecpalaganas@upb.edu.ph; Fatima Castillo, MA;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304347-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The study aims to determine what constitutes poverty in the first phase of a multiyear, multi-country, inter-disciplinary research project that seeks to develop a new measure of deprivation that is genuinely gender-sensitive and responsive to the expressed interests and views of rural poor women and men. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The basic principle of grounded theory guided the conduct of activities in the preparatory, data collection, analysis and report writing; and validation phases and finalization of the report. The data collection methods include: KIIs, FGDs, Poverty Ladder Ranking, Brainstorming and Household Mapping. Six groups of participants were selected according to sex, age, ethnicity, religion, civil status, land ownership and representation of different sitios.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The context of the people lives impacts people's views of and experiences of poverty. Through extensive collaboration and partnership with the people, the study revealed that DEPRIVATION of the most basic things for survival is what constitutes poverty: food, shelter and income. The absence of a regular income and indetebteness makes them incapable of buying food and constructing a decent shelter. Poverty is also affected by Gender, Age, Ethnic-Bias, etc. There are 3 levels of poverty: the very poor, not –so- poor, and upper level poor. The study also found out that it is not money that would change poverty. Rather, the change depends on different needs, different skills, and different materials in order for the community to survive. <p> <b>Conclusion: </b> <p>It is difficult to measure poverty and the dimensions of poverty or what causes or affects it, thus should be viewed according to those who experience it. Likewise difficult to make abstract concepts real, meeting expectations of the people, and dealing with a sense of frustration of the researchers.Key concepts of trustworthiness, reflexivity, and ethics are key considerations in the conduct such study.en_GB
dc.subjectgender perspectives of povertyen_GB
dc.subjectfeminist methodologyen_GB
dc.subjectgrounded theoryen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:59Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:59Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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