Economic conditions of female-headed households in Taiwan in comparison with the United States and Sweden

Martha N. Ozawa, Yongwoo Lee, Kate Yeong Tsyr Wang

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

This study investigated the economic conditions of female-headed households in Taiwan and compared them with those in the United States and Sweden in 2000. At the descriptive level, we investigated the socioeconomic backgrounds of the households, the rate of poverty, distributive effects of public and private transfers, and Gini coefficients at each stage of income distribution. We then conducted logistic regression analyses of the poverty rate at the last stage of income distribution. The major finding was that within the context of a small welfare state, Taiwan had the lowest poverty rate before transfers and the second lowest poverty rate after transfers of the three countries we studied. Moreover, at the last stage of income distribution, only two independent variables (education and work status of the household head) affected the poverty rate. We conclude that Taiwan, as one of the developmental welfare regimes in Asia, had created a different way of enhancing the economic wellbeing of female-headed households in the past, compared with the other two countries.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)63-74
頁數12
期刊Journal of Comparative Social Welfare
27
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2011 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 社會學與政治學
  • 城市研究

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