ERIC Number: ED399199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Living Arrangements of Women and Their Children in Developing Countries: A Demographic Profile.
United Nations New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis.
This study aims to increase the understanding of the status of women with the focus on the living arrangements of women and their children, especially as they relate to economic development within the country. The present study is divided into six chapters. Chapter 1, "Household: An Overview," presents a global overview of the current household forms. Chapter 2, "Women's Living Arrangements in Relation to Marital Status and Age," examines closely the relationship between women's martial status and their living arrangements, since changes in marital status often accompany changes in household structure and hence, the roles and responsibilities of women in the household. Chapter 3, "Households Headed by Women," assesses the prevalence of female headship of households, an increasing phenomenon of great interest worldwide. Chapter 4, "Co-Residence of Mothers and Children," deals with the issues of mothers and their children living together. Chapter 5, "The Relationship of Women's Marital Status and Living Arrangements to Their Economic Well-Being," examines aspects of women's economic status in relation to their living arrangements, and Chapter 6 provides a "Summary and Policy Implications" of the study's findings. Figures and tables accompany the text. (EH)
Descriptors: Children, Culture, Demography, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Females, Global Education, Higher Education, Public Policy, Social Science Research, Surveys, Womens Studies
United Nations, Publications Sales Section, 2 United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-853, Dept. I001, New York, NY 10017 ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations New York, NY. Dept. of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis.