Families and Households: Implications for Men, Women and Children's Health

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Elise Richter Saal (Main Building)
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

Although many studies have been conducted on the relationship between family/household and individual family members’ health, much remains unexplored on how family and household structure and intra-family relations influence the health of individual members. As the structure and relations in families are changing, the relationship between families/households and individual members’ health is also being influenced in different ways. 
The session seeks to attract empirical research on single parenting, single-person household, female-supported households, inter-ethnic or inter-racial marriages, polygyny/monogamy, step families, lay and gay family forms, sibling-ship, gender relations in the home, and their relationship with men, women and children’s health. Comparative analysis of family forms with respect to members’ health is encouraged.
Session Organizer:
Favour L.C. NTOIMO, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria
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