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The economic and demographic status of female-headed households in rural Botswana

Kossoudji, S.; Mueller, E.

Economic Development and Cultural Change 31(4): 831-860

1983


ISSN/ISBN: 0013-0079
DOI: 10.2307/1153410
Accession: 001135477

The major purpose of the paper is to analyze the demographic and economic status of female-headed households in a rural area in Africa where insufficient earnings, opportunities force many men to live and work away from home. The focus is on women's economic status without dealing in depth with other aspects of status. The main part of the paper demonstrates that in rural Botswana female-headed households are poorer than others and explores the reasons for their poverty.

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