Women’s and children’s poverty: making the links
The Women’s Budget Group (WBG)
The Women’s Budget Group (WBG) is an independent UK organisation, bringing togethereconomists, researchers and policy experts from academia, non-governmental organisations and tradeunions to form a network of experts to promote gender equality through appropriate economic andsocial policy.
The WBG Poverty Working Group
The WBG’s Poverty Working Group was created in 2003. The group is open to all members of theWBG, with the aims of:• focusing on women’s poverty within current and future work undertaken by the Women’s BudgetGroup and• establishing links with women experiencing poverty so that our recommendations are based ontheir needs and priorities.
The WBG particularly thanks Vishal Sharma for editing this paper, Ruth Lister for writing Part Oneand the ‘Voices of Experience’ women for contributing their experience and making presentations.We are grateful for the support of the following organisations:
March 2005© Women’s Budget Group 2005DISCLAIMER: The views presented in this paper do not necessarily represent the viewsof all the WBG’s members.
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