oa Institute of African Studies Research Review - Female-headed households in Southern Africa: issues, problems and prospects



The general conditions of females in Southern African societies, together with their associated inequalities and socio-economic hardships underlie the problems faced by female-headed households. Whereas some females, choose to be single parents and have the means to lead fruitful and enjoyable lives, majority offemale heads of households find themselves in that situation due to. circumstances beyond their control.


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