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Demography (2017) 54 (3): 1119–1145.
Published: 08 May 2017
...Annamaria Milazzo; Dominique van de Walle Abstract Two stylized facts about poverty in Africa motivate this article: female-headed households tend to be poorer, and poverty has been falling in the aggregate since the 1990s. These facts raise two questions. First, how have female-headed households...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Demography (1980) 17 (2): 129–143.
Published: 01 May 1980
... contributed most to improvements in well-being in husband-wife households, increases in income from sources other than earnings were most important to female headed households. During a period in which a growing proportion of both races resided in female headed households and racial differences in living...
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Demography (1972) 9 (1): 143–157.
Published: 01 February 1972
... else’s household influences the differential incidence among population subgroups of the female-headed family. The living arrangements of mothers without husbands are investigated cross-sectionally using the 1/1000 sample of the 1960 census. Attention is focused on what characteristics (age, family...
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Demography (2004) 41 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 February 2004
... of poverty, in general, were tempered by rising wage inequality, simulations indicated that female-headed families and families that were headed by black persons experienced substantial reductions in poverty in the 1990s largely because of the growth in median wages. An auxiliary time-series analysis...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 71–80.
Published: 01 February 1988
... relatively little growth in the Indian population by means ofchanges in racial self-identification. Using Sweet’s (1984) scheme of household types, we find that the prevalence among Indians of female-headed households with children is intermediate between that among blacks and whites, but the prevalence...
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Demography (1992) 29 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 August 1992
... imply that children in poor health are more likely to face obstacles beyond their illness because they also are more likely to suffer the consequences of poverty and the poor schooling outcomes that result from being raised in a female-headed household. The only mitigating factor is that unhealthy white...
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Demography (1995) 32 (3): 379–405.
Published: 01 August 1995
... percent of the reduction in income inequality in the 1960s occurred because of the decline in earnings inequality among male heads of families; more than one-third of the increase in inequality after 1969 occurred because inequality in male earnings soared. Since 1979 females’ gains in earnings have...
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Demography (1988) 25 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 February 1988
... Structure Female Household Head Father Absence Marital Disruption Welfare Receipt References Allison , P. ( 1982 ). Discrete-time methods for the analysis of event histories . In S. Leinhardt (Ed.), Sociological Methodology (pp. 61 – 98 ). San Francisco : Jossey-Bass...
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Demography (2004) 41 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Government Printing Office . Grogger J. ( 2003 ). The Effects of Time Limits and Other Policy Changes on Welfare Use, Work and Income Among Female-Headed Families . Review of Economics and Statistics , 85 , 394 – 408 . 10.1162/003465303765299891 Grossbard-Shechtman S. ( 2003...
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Demography (1967) 4 (2): 442–452.
Published: 01 June 1967
... marriages and future proportions of household heads in the population. One population projection series was used, since all series are identical for the adult population. Marriage assumptions were generated by assuming various outcomes of the marriage squeeze (defined as the excess of females relative...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 877–899.
Published: 24 April 2018
... of family behaviors—including female labor force participation and family structure—characteristics of household heads, and men’s earnings. The results showed that the change in men’s earnings was a dominant factor in accounting for the increasing income inequality and poverty. The change in age...
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Demography (1972) 9 (3): 371–382.
Published: 01 August 1972
... is erratic. The effect of ages of children generally holds for each size of family. Female family heads with children are generally more geographically mobile than male family heads (wife present) at the same age and with the same number and ages of children present. 30 12 2010 © Population...
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Demography (2013) 50 (2): 393–420.
Published: 17 October 2012
... partner. The opposite holds for households headed by white-blacks and white-Latinos if the female partner is white; they are drawn to predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods. The results have implications for investigations of residential location attainment, neighborhood segregation analysis, and mixed-race...
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Demography (2008) 45 (1): 173–191.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Patrick Heuveline; Matthew Weinshenker Abstract According to the Luxembourg Income Study data, the U.S. child poverty rate is the second highest among 15 high-income nations. The present work reveals that 55% of all American children living in a household headed by a single female with no other...
Published: 14 September 2018
Fig. 2 Predicted 1880 probability of residence in household type, by slaveholding, and 95 % confidence intervals. The black line in each figure plots the predicted probability of a child being a resident in a single-parent family (top row) or a female-headed family (bottom row) by slaveholding More
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Demography (1966) 3 (2): 352–377.
Published: 01 June 1966
... residential sectors. This is probably due to the existence of housemaids in those sectors. Migrants were found to be living in poorer housing than non-migrants—especially for families whose heads were recent migrants(from 1952 to 1962). Among the migrants who had arrived within the last ten years, 30 percent...
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Demography (1964) 1 (1): 242–246.
Published: 01 March 1964
... in the United States were shown by the 1960 Census to be headed by a male or female with no spouse present. Our immediate problem is to decide whether or to what extent these families could be admitted as units of analysis in a general discussion of families. Our investigation of census re- sults to date...
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Demography (1985) 22 (3): 381–394.
Published: 01 August 1985
... participation of single mothers, but the number of nonnuclear members was inversely associated with the market activity of married mothers. Policy implications are discussed in the final section. 9 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1985 1985 Labor Force Female Head Labor Force...
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Demography (1990) 27 (1): 19–30.
Published: 01 February 1990
... 1989 © Population Association of America 1990 1990 Female Headship Black Woman Single Mother Marital Disruption Family Head References Bumpass , L. ( 1984 ). Children and Marital Disruption: A Replication and Update . Demography , 21 , 71 – 82 . 10.2307/2061028...
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Demography (1981) 18 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 August 1981
... affected by changes in numbers of children than will female-headed or other male-headed families. In response to changing living arrangements of adults, however, female- headed units have undergone composi- tional shifts in life cycle stage. These fam- ilies are increasingly headed by a young, divorced...