Living arrangements among single mothers in India

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Living arrangements among single mothers in India

Show simple item record Swain, Pushpanjali en_US Pillai, Vijayan K. en_US 2012-05-03T15:32:47Z en_US 2012-05-03T15:32:47Z en_US 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Published in the Canadian Studies in Population 32.1:53-67, 2005. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0380-1489 en_US
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dc.description.abstract A large proportion of two parent households transition into single parenthouseholds upon marital disruption. Single parent households, especially femaleheaded households face an increase in the risk of poverty. This study focuses onwhether widow status in India influences the likelihood of household headshipin India. This study is based on the most recent National Family Health Survey1998-1999, in India. The population of interest includes all mothers aged 15 to49 years, without a spouse, living with one or more of their own children under18 years of age. We find that being a widow increases the likelihood of being ahousehold head compared to the likelihood of household headship among thedivorced and the separated in India. This study provides some evidence on thecontinuing social discrimination against widows in India. The implication of thefindings are discussed. en_US
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dc.publisher Canadian Population Studies en_US
dc.subject single mothers en_US
dc.subject poverty en_US
dc.subject living arrangements en_US
dc.subject widowhood en_US
dc.subject household headship en_US
dc.title Living arrangements among single mothers in India en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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