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The Individual Deprivation Measure: measuring poverty as if gender and inequality matter

Bessell, Sharon


As inequality deepens globally and within countries it is vital that we know how poverty shapes, constrains, and often destroys the lives of women and men. We know from decades of research that poverty is experienced differently by women and men, yet existing mainstream measures of poverty have been blind to gender. This article focuses on the Individual Deprivation Measure (IDM), a multi-dimensional measure of poverty and inequality designed to illuminate rather than obscure gender...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Gender and Development
DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2015.1053213


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