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Single Mothers in Russia: Household Strategies for Coping with Poverty

Citation

Lokshin, Michael; Harris, Kathleen Mullan; & Popkin, Barry M. (2000). Single Mothers in Russia: Household Strategies for Coping with Poverty. World Development, 28(12), 2183-98.

Abstract

During the 1990s, the proportion of female-headed households as well as their poverty risk has increased rapidly. Seven rounds of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) are used to investigate the role that household living arrangements play in single-mother family income dynamics and the major factors that affect the income status of mother-only families in Russia. Enhanced earning power of the single parent as well as a higher level of child benefits increases the likelihood that the single parent family lives separately from other relatives. Increasingly single mothers are choosing to co-reside with other relatives or adults in times of economic stress.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(00)00070-X

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

World Development

Author(s)

Lokshin, Michael
Harris, Kathleen Mullan
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2000

Volume Number

28

Issue Number

12

Pages

2183-98

Reference ID

1641