Confronting Crisis: A Comparative Study of Household by Caroline O. N. Moser

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Opportunities Opened Up By Access to Electricity in Cisne Dos 39 9. Constraints of Poor Access to Water in Chawama 39 10. Rising Aspirations in Cisne Dos 42 Page v 11. The Intergenerational Housing Strategy of the Gonzalez Family in Cisne Dos 45 12. Housing Strategies in the Context of a Transforming Public Sector in Angyalföld 46 13. Avoiding Poverty as a "Hidden" Female Head of Household in Cisne Dos 51 14. Young Unemployed Male Dependents Burdening Households in Chawama 51 15. Structuring Households to Maintain Eligibility for State Benefits in Angyalföld 52 16.

Households increasingly must depend on multiple earners. In Chawama, Cisne Dos, and Commonwealth, women and to a far lesser extent children work primarily to complement rather than to substitute for male income in the household. The poorer the household, the greater the number of women working and the more dependent it is on women's earnings. In Chawama and Cisne Dos working women contributed more than half of the earnings in poor households, compared with only a third in nonpoor households. In Commonwealth working women contributed just under half of household earnings in all income groups.

Young residents who cannot afford to rent are forced to move in with home-owning relatives, increasing households' dependency ratios and decreasing their per capita incomes. Home ownership in Chawama has become a mixed blessing. In Commonwealth, where legal title is not secure, households feel vulnerable regardless of their poverty level. Page 8 The opportunities that housing, particularly if owned, provides for home-based enterprises are especially important for home-bound women, allowing them to contribute to household income.

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