Are female-headed households typically poorer than male-headed households in Nigeria?

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Date: Aug. 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Advanced Technology Publications
Document Type: Article
Length: 94 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: Byline: Ayodeji Oginni, Babatunde Ahonsi, Francis Ukwuije Abstract: acents We investigate if female-headed households (FHHs) are typically poorer than male-headed households (MHHs) in Nigeria. acents We analyse household data from the 2008 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. acents We find FHHs less likely to be poor than MHHs. acents We suggest that without neglecting FHHs, poverty-reduction interventions should be focussed more on MHHs. Author Affiliation: Population Council, Nigeria Article History: Received 10 April 2012; Revised 18 April 2013; Accepted 27 April 2013

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A339801054