DPU Working Paper - No. 50
Housing policy and women: Towards a gender aware approach
18 March 1990
Author: Caroline O.N Moser
Publication Date: 1992
Do women have particular housing needs which differ from those of men? Are there particular constraints which limit the access of low income women in Third World cities to housing projects such as squatter upgrading and site and service? In addressing these two questions, this paper identifies the reasons why, in the formulation of housing policy, programmes and projects, it is necessary to distinguish and identify target groups not only on the basis of income, but also on the basis of gender - by which is meant a recognition and understanding of the different needs of women and men.