Poverty is a social welfare issue that has plagued nearly every society, more specifically women in poverty. The issue of women and poverty and the Feminization of Poverty is a very disturbing issue indeed. The way our society is built and a history of oppression has lead to the inequalities in the genders. This inequality and social status is among the reasons for this trend of Poverty. The trend of Poverty is not new throughout the world. It is however a new trend in America. Poverty simply means that a larger number of people in poverty are women.