Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

The Faces of the Fortuneless: The Feminization of Poverty in Eastern Kentucky

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

As an institution dedicated to an educational and stewardship mission, EKU is committed to addressing the most pressing community needs in eastern Kentucky, including issues of social stratification and inequalities that arise in a market-based economy. Through action-based pedagogies, including service-learning and collaborative faculty-student research, this poster presents data from Clay County to examine the feminization of poverty and resilience. The data reveal the strength and resilience of women of eastern Kentucky that live marginalized economic existences. These data illustrate the strength that is required when women in Appalachia, whether voluntary or not, reject various aspects of our current monetary economy. This research sheds light on issues of poverty in Eastern Kentucky in the context of feminism and resilience.

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The Faces of the Fortuneless: The Feminization of Poverty in Eastern Kentucky

As an institution dedicated to an educational and stewardship mission, EKU is committed to addressing the most pressing community needs in eastern Kentucky, including issues of social stratification and inequalities that arise in a market-based economy. Through action-based pedagogies, including service-learning and collaborative faculty-student research, this poster presents data from Clay County to examine the feminization of poverty and resilience. The data reveal the strength and resilience of women of eastern Kentucky that live marginalized economic existences. These data illustrate the strength that is required when women in Appalachia, whether voluntary or not, reject various aspects of our current monetary economy. This research sheds light on issues of poverty in Eastern Kentucky in the context of feminism and resilience.