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Women-headed households

Sylvia H. Chant

Women-headed households

diversity and dynamics in the developing world

by Sylvia H. Chant

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women heads of households.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-321) and index.

    StatementSylvia Chant ; consultant editor, Jo Campling.
    ContributionsCampling, Jo.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1381 .C53 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 338 p. :
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1000070M
    ISBN 100333640675, 0333640683, 0312172427
    LC Control Number96038950

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Households headed by women are a growing presence worldwide. This is the first book to focus on their diversity and dynamics in developing countries. Set within the context of global trends and debates on female household headship, and using case-study material based on interviews with low-incomeBrand: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

poor people and will reduce the vulnerability of women-headed households. Field work was undertaken Field work was undertaken in Matlab, where 18 women head s of households w ere studied. Set within the context of global trends and debates on female household headship, the analysis explores the reasons for the formation and increase in women-headed households in different parts of the world and their capacity for survival in societies where male-headed households are both the norm and by: 40 Percent of Households Are Now Headed by Women.

Léa Rose Emery. Author's Facebook; Author's Twitter; Léa is a writer and comedian based in London. She writes and speaks about a. women-headed households HOUSEHOLDS headed by women rather than men. The term has been used especially in connection with Third World and peasant economies where the norm is the presence of such atypical households is liable to present special problems of poverty and disadvantage (e.g.

Kumari, ). Households headed by women are a growing presence worldwide. This is the first book to focus on their diversity and dynamics in developing countries. Set within the context of global trends and debate.

been singled out for the significant share of households headed by women. The literature to date has generally suggested that female-headed households tend to be poorer. This raises the question of what has been happening to the prevalence of female-headed households (FHHs) and their living standards during the recent period of sustained growth andFile Size: KB.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kumari, Ranjana. Women-headed households in rural India. London: Sangam, (OCoLC) Document Type.

Women Headed Households in Rural India Hardcover – May 1, by Ranjana Kumari (Author) › Visit Amazon's Ranjana Kumari Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: Demographic and Health Surveys.

License: CC BY Female-headed households Women-headed households book found to be more deprived only in two countries (Ghana and rural Bangladesh). Other studies disagree that households headed by female are poorer than those headed by Author: Vijita Aggarwal.

Poverty scholars see a strong cross-national connection between female-headed families and poverty. In North America and western Europe, there is an increasing trend toward single-parent families. Men and women are marrying later, are increasingly choosing to cohabit rather than marry, and.

Get this from a library. Women-headed households: diversity and dynamics in the developing world. [Sylvia H Chant; Jo Campling] -- Vital measures to counteract this tendency include increased awareness and acceptance of multiple contemporary forms of household and family life.

To this end, Chant calls Women-headed households book greater collaboration. The establishment of these female-headed households faced a few challenges. The female heads faced a range of gender-based discriminations and harmful practices.

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Free shipping for many products. Recent increases in the number of women-headed households in most parts of the world have provoked growing public discussion, especially on lone motherhood.

Debates have taken place in a wide range Cited by: Woman-headed Households and Poverty: Insights from Kenya Mari H. Clark Over the past four decades the number of households headed by women has increased worldwide.

The great majority of these households are impoverished. Scholars have characterized poor woman-headed house-holds as an expression of social pathology, as the outcome of cultural. The logic of women headed households as poorest of the poor has been questioned and an attempt is made to find if there is consistent relationship between levels of poverty at national or regional scales and proportions of female heads.

Also the trends in poverty and in the incidence of female headship over time have been analyzed. Women-Headed Households in Rural India. Women-Headed Households in Rural India – Ranjana Kumari. This book discusses the importance of studying the nature, processes, causes and consequences of female-headed households, relying upon a case study in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, with the highest rate of female-headed households in India.

Poverty in Female-Headed Households: Theory and Evidence Buvinic and Gupta () identify three channels that are likely to determine why female-headed households are poorer than male-headed counterparts.

First, female-headed households in general have more dependents and thus have higher non-workers to workers ratio compared to other. Households headed by women are a growing presence worldwide.

This is the first book to focus on their diversity and dynamics in developing countries. Set within the context of global trends and debates on female household headship, the analysis explores the reasons for the formation and increase in women-headed households in different parts of the world and their capacity for survival in.

Similarly, % of Venezuelan women-headed households in compared to in Female headship grew in Costa Rica from % to % during – The distribution of women aged from 35 to 44 by union status for the first and most recent available census is shown on the left side of Table 1, while the headship rates of these Cited by: The importance of the concept of female-headed households arises, in part, from the sheer numbers of such households in both developing and industrial societies.

As table 1 shows, in the s, 14% of all households in Indonesia, up to 45% of all households in Botswana and Barbados, and 31% of households in the United States were headed by women.

Women who are heads of households include single mothers, single women with a parent or other close relative living in their home, and women with other household compositions. More than 17 percent of women lived alone, percent lived with relatives, and percent lived with non-relatives.

Household composition varies significantly by age. circumstances of households in South Africa at national and provincial levels. Three further publications will be released by Stats SA using data from the LCS, namely ―Poverty Profile of South Africa‖, ―Subjective Poverty‖ and Men, Women and Children‖.

These three reports will be released later in File Size: 3MB. By Dyan Mazurana. W omen and girls experience armed conflict much the same way men and boys do.

They are killed, injured, disabled and tortured. They are targeted with weapons and suffer social and economic dislocation.

They suffer the psychosocial impact as loved ones die or they witness violence against their families and neighbors. Television tends to portray all single mothers as at least middle-class, and almost half of all families are at least upper-middle-class.

This contradicts the fact that the majority of women-headed households in the United States are poor. why women-headed households have come to be widely equated with the ‘poorest of the poor’ in development discourse. The second is to trace the evolution of challenges to this stereotype from a growing and increasingly diverse body of macro- and micro-level research.

The third is to explore some of the implications andFile Size: KB. of female-headed households among all households and among the population.

This is shown in Figure which gives the percent of households headed by women and the percent of the total population living in female-headad households for each country. females. The File Size: 1MB. In her books Women-headed Households () and Gender, Generation and Poverty () she demonstrated that such households were more numerous than is usually assumed, but also could provide women Author: Cathy Mcilwaine.

EXCERPTS FROM BOOK REVIEWS EXCERPTS FROM BOOK REVIEWS Sylvia Chant () Sylvia Chant () WOMEN-WOMENHEADED HOUSEHOLDS: DIVERSITY AND DYNAMICS IN THE HEADED HOUSEHOLDS: DIVERSITY AND DYNAMICS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD DEVELOPING WORLD Houndmills, Basingstoke: Macmillan/ New York: St Latin American Research.

It is estimated that one-third of the world's households are headed by women, while in urban areas of Latin America and Africa, figures may be as high as 50%.

1 About 80% of families with one parent in British-Colombia are headed by women according to census figures. 2 Problems facing women- headed families are: poverty, economic insecurity Cited by: 1. "The Poverty and Heterogeneity Among Female-Headed Households Revisited: The Case of Panama," World Development, Elsevier, vol.

28(8), pagesAugust. Appleton, Simon, "Women-headed households and household welfare: An empirical deconstruction for Uganda," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(12), pages: Priyanka Julka, Sukanya Das. Introduction. In developing countries, there has been a steady increase in the number of female-headed households (Bongaarts, ).Even though reasons for this trend are geographically and historically determined, much of the concern surrounding female-headed households assumes a link between growing numbers and the feminization of by:   Women headed 18 percent of Moroccan households in compared to 15 percent inreported the National Observatory for Human Development (ONDH).

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The heterogeneity among female heads creates economic paradox among female headed households. Along with this the National Family Health Survey-3(‘06) among women in Kerala asked them questions related to their autonomy.

Very few women had any say even with respect to the purchase of food, clothes, gold or. attitudes towards female-headed households in society at large, gender dynamics within male-headed units can be just as prejudicial in this regard.

With this in mind, suggestions are offered for gender-sensitive policies which might help to ensure that children in all poor households are guaranteed equality in basic needs and Size: KB.

Good nutrition is a prerequisite for a healthy and active life, especially for agriculture-dependent households.

However, diets in most households in Tanzania lack diversity because the intake of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables and fruits is low. This study estimates factors influencing dietary diversity of the household, children under five years, and women using primary survey by:.

Given the growth of households headed by women, one of the biggest social concerns is the high poverty level within these households.

Studies have shown that individuals living in female-headed households are more likely to be in poverty than those in other types of households due to women's disadvantaged position in the labor market.In addition, women headed households, something not seriously considered in Nigeria's development plans.

Such households were more numerous in the south, but they were on the rise everywhere. Recognition by authorities. Generally, in Nigeria, development planning refers to "adult males," "households," or "families".Maternal mortality (per ,): ().Buy Women-headed Households: Diversity and Dynamics in the Developing World by Chant, Sylvia (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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