SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY

IMPACT OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN

The family is regarded as the most basic unit of socialization and the socialization of children is highly dependent on it.  The role of the father and mother in bringing up children are complementary.  However, one of the parents is usually not present in the single parent family.  Life in single parent family can be extremely stressful, in both economic and emotional terms.  The most problematic factor hindering the proper upbringing of children of single parents is the inadequate financial position of single parents leading to problems of malnutrition and inability to pay fees for the pr

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF LIVELIHOOD ORGANIZATION IN SOUTHERN GHANA: THE CASE OF A RURAL FOREST COMMUNITY.

This article is based on an empirical study of livelihood organization in a forest community in southern Ghana. It uses a qualitative methodology to examine the farm and non-farm livelihoods of the community in terms of their access to resources and the social and production relations within which livelihoods are constructed and organized. It identifies intra household, inter household and community relations, as well as relations between community and state actors to mediate community livelihoods.

GUARANTEEING WOMEN’S PROPERTY AND INHERITANCE RIGHTS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (EVIDENCE FROM LATIN AMERICA AND SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA)

It is now widely recognized that ownership and control over assets such as land and housing
provide economic security, incentives for taking economic risks that lead to growth and
important economic returns including income. Yet, women in many counties are far less likely
than men to enjoy ownership or control of these important assets. Ensuring female property and
inheritance rights would help to empower women and rectify a fundamental injustice [1]. This
inequality results from a variety of factors, including unequal inheritance practices, the practice