Show simple item record Mookodi, G.B. 2011-10-17T13:54:46Z 2011-10-17T13:54:46Z 2000
dc.identifier.citation Mookodi, G.B. (2004) The complexities of female-headed households in Botswana, Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, Vol. 14, No.2, pp. 148-164 en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of female-headed household has emerged as an important analytical category in the examination of poverty in life chances both within the context of policy research and social science scholarship. This paper presents the complexities that arise in the use of the concept of female-headed household within the context of Botswana. The paper presents some of the criticisms that the concept of headship in itself presents a monolithic and often limited notion of social organisation that fails to take into account complex gendered social interactions that occur within and outside the confines of domestic units. The results of a study conducted in 1996 reveal the complex interplay of cultural-structure and individual agency that are obscured by discrete notions of 'headship'. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies en_US
dc.subject Female-headed households en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Female Households--Botswana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heads of households en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Single-parent families en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Unmarried mothers en_US
dc.title The complexities of female-headed households in Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US en_US

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