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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.030809.

Gender Income Inequality and Female Poverty from the Perspective of Social Capita


WANG Xiaojing

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WANG Xiaojing

School of Economics, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, Xi’An 710122, China


The income inequality of the labor force under the gender difference forms a long-term income gap between the female group and the male group, which makes women more likely to fall into relative poverty, resulting in an ever-increasing and inextricable cycle of poverty. Social capital is a powerful perspective to interpret gender income inequality. The social capital theory explains the mechanism of women's income inequality through two different paths: lack of capital and lack of return, difference in career opportunities and difference in income within a career.


Social capital, Income inequality, Female poverty

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WANG Xiaojing.Gender Income Inequality and Female Poverty from the Perspective of Social Capita. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 8: 34-38. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.030809.


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