Female headed households poverty and the welfare of children in urban brazil english abstract the authors analyze the characteristics and behavior of households headed by women in urban brazil and identify some of the consequences for child welfare on the growth of these households. Female heads we then ask what types of female headed households are found in brazil and why these households are more likely to be in poverty do female headed households have a lower number of earners or a lower participation rate among the potential earners earners with less income earning power human capital or more mouths to feed. Poverty dynamics of female headed households in pakistan evidence from pihs 2000 01 and pslm 2004 05 umer khalid the poverty of female headed households which were considered the poorest of the poor in the policy arena the poverty of female headed households in fact female heads are more likely to invest in the human capital . Showed that the female headed households experienced lower poverty but inequality was higher among them in nigeria education rural urban residence household size and main economic activities have major influence on welfare of households results of multivariate analysis showed that poverty in female headed households was greater than male . Mohiuddin y 1992 female headed households and urban poverty in pakistan in folbre n bergmann b agarwal b floro m eds womens work in the world economy international economic association series
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