Marginal (M)Others: Lone Parents and Female Household Headship in the Philippines

Chant, Sylvia
December 1997
European Journal of Development Research;Dec97, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
Identifies reasons for the limited incidence of women-headed households in the Visayan Islands, Philippines. Low rates of conjugal separation due to the lack of legal divorce and to strong religious and moral pressure on married couples to stay together; Social stigmatization attached to the state of lone motherhood; Variations in levels of female headship according to occupational group.


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