Transforming poverty-related policy with intersectionality

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

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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 policymakers develop programs that address the complex experience of poverty and promote transformative solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-222
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Public Policy and Marketing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Marketing


  • Intersectionality
  • Policy invisibility
  • Poverty
  • Public policy
  • Vulnerability


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