View
Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Boxill, Ian; Quarless, Richard
Author Affiliation, Ana.
n/a
Article Title
The determinants of poverty among the youth of the Caribbean.
Medium Designator
n/a
Connective Phrase
n/a
Journal Title
Social and Economic Studies
Translated Title
n/a
Reprint Status
n/a
Date of Publication
2005
Volume ID
54
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
129-160
Language
n/a
Connective Phrase
n/a
Location/URL
http:; proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=976145891&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=31897&RQT=309&VName=PQD
ISSN
n/a
Notes
n/a
Abstract
This paper examines some of the minor determinants of poverty among youth in the Caribbean. Second, it attempts to investigate the legitimacy of the gender socialization-discrimination theory. The findings from this study point to the fact that poverty among youth is similar to poverty in the larger population, in that it is mainly rural, more severe among female- headed housholds and varies with years of schooling. However, poverty among youth is also greater than in the general population. There is also modest support for the gender socialization-discrimination theory.Thus, it may be argued that while socializtion plays a role in 'sheltering' young females from poverty, it works against older females in the labour market, which tends to give higher rewards to men for similar levels of schooling and skills. Some implications for poverty alleviation programmes in the Caribbean are discussed.....
read more