The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


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.

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