TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Chant, Sylvia
PUB. DATE
December 1997
SOURCE
European Journal of Development Research;Dec97, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
6419947

 

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