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Family Survival in an Urbanizing World

Irene Tinker

Review of Social Economy, 1997, vol. 55, issue 2, 251-260

Abstract: Among the urban poor in the Global South, an increasingly large percentage of women are household heads because weakened kin structures have allowed men to cease supporting their families. Women produce income at home in order to combine work and childcare despite government regulations and community planners that discourage such use. Changes in policies regarding tenancy rights for women, housing design, and home production would recognize a woman's dual use of her home. New organizations for home-based workers offer some measure of protection. Solutions to family survival require a research focus on survival issues relating to men as well as to women.

Keywords: urban; housing rights for women; tenancy rights for women; [women's housing rights]; microenterprise; home-based work; urban food production (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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