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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 (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 (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...
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Demography (2024) 61 (1): 31–57.
Published: 01 February 2024
... households given household members’ anticipation of or response to a death ( Madhavan et al. 2009 ; Sartorius et al. 2014 ). Qualitative evidence has documented the caregiving burden of a female household head who lost her partner, largely from AIDS ( Schatz et al. 2011 ). Thus, we extend prior work...
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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 (1967) 4 (2): 442–452.
Published: 01 June 1967
... assumptions were generated by assuming various outcomes of the marriage squeeze (defined as the excess of females relative to the number of males in the main ages at marriage in the next few years). Assumptions about proportions of household heads were generated by assuming, in varying degrees, continuation...
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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 (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 (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 (1966) 3 (2): 352–377.
Published: 01 June 1966
... annual- ly. A first important conclusion to affect the selection of the sample was that a high porportion (of the order of 50 percent or more) of the adult population was in all likelihood in-migrants. Consequently, it would be expected that one of every two heads of households was an in-migrant...
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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...
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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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Published: 08 May 2017
Fig. 2 An adult African woman’s probability of heading a household by age, 1990–2013. Nonparametric plot of the probability that a woman aged 15 or older heads the household, based on all female members in the DHS household rosters, aged 15–75 (with 75 years being the 98.8th percentile). Sample More
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Demography (1987) 24 (4): 587–600.
Published: 01 November 1987
...; and public assistance benefits, which are related to current earnings, are disproportionately received by female household heads with children and are generally lower than social insurance. 11 EFFECT OF CHANGES IN THE AGE, RACE, AND SEX COMPOSITION OF THE POPULATION ON POVERTY Total money income poverty has...
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Demography (2016) 53 (3): 805–834.
Published: 05 May 2016
...: poorest (reference), poor, middle, rich, or richest (Bollen et al. 2007 ; Filmer and Pritchett 1998 ; Houweling et al. 2003 ). In addition to the wealth index, we account for whether a household is headed by a female (1) versus a male (0), and whether it is in a rural (1) versus urban (0) community...
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Demography (1998) 35 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 February 1998
... to be reported. Although the terms single mother and unmarried female household head are often used interchangeably, there is an important distinction between these two groups. Not all single mothers live in their own households. In fact, close to one quarter of single mothers in 1995 lived in households...
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Demography (1990) 27 (1): 19–30.
Published: 01 February 1990
...- ically. In this article, we use U.S. census data from 1950 to 1980 to consider the extent to which population growth, fertility change, decreased marriage, increased divorce, and increased household headship have contributed to the growth of female- headed families. For white women, the major source...
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Demography (1971) 8 (3): 297–305.
Published: 01 August 1971
... the Form 32% Male household head 12 Female household head 29 Wife of household head 13 Head and wife together 4 Male friend or relative 4 Female friend or relative 2 Census worker 4 Don't know 100% Total (N = 601) The household head (either alone or with his spouse) filled out the form in 57 per cent...
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Demography (2013) 50 (5): 1521–1549.
Published: 10 July 2013
... motherhood warrant additional research. The consistently negative effects associated with single motherhood contrast with the mixed, and often positive, results found in the previous literature using measures of female-headed households (Adhikari and Podhisita 2010 ; Hargreaves et al. 2004 ; Kennedy...
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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