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Women-Headed Households

Diversity and Dynamics in the Developing World

Authors: Chant, S.

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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-income women in Mexico, Costa Rica and the Philippines, 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 ideal.

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SYLVIA CHANT

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Why Women-Headed Households?

    Chant, Sylvia

    Pages 1-29

  • Conceptual Context and Core Debates

    Chant, Sylvia

    Pages 30-68

  • Women-Headed Households in Global Perspective

    Chant, Sylvia

    Pages 69-88

  • Women-Headed Households and Development

    Chant, Sylvia

    Pages 89-113

  • Mexico, Costa Rica and the Philippines: National Perspectives

    Chant, Sylvia

    Pages 114-152

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women-Headed Households
Book Subtitle
Diversity and Dynamics in the Developing World
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37804-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230378049
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 338
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