Chant, Sylvia


Professor Sylvia Chant  

Department

Position held

Department of Geography and Environment

Professor of Development Geography

Gender Institute

Affiliate

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Sub Panel 27 (Area Studies) 2013-14

REF Panel Member

Sustainable Development at the School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg University, Sweden (2013-2015)

Adlerbertska Guest Professor

Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London

Associate Fellow

University College London – Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA)

Associate Fellow

Experience keywords:

lone mother households; household livelihoods; masculinities; developing countries; housing; Mexico; Latin America; gender; urban informal economy; men; Costa Rica; Gambia; urbanisation; poverty; Philippines; feminisation of poverty; households; migration; development; family; youth

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Gender and development, broadly defined, with particular interests in families and households, lone parenthood, female-headed households, men and masculinities, migration, employment, housing, urban informal economy, poverty, feminisation of poverty, and household livelihoods. Area specialisms in Latin America (Costa Rica and Mexico), West Africa (The Gambia), and Southeast Asia (Philippines).

In 2011, Professor Chant was made a Fellow of the RSA in recognition of her expertise and exploration of gender issues within geographical development.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Costa Rica; West Africa; Mexico; Gambia; Southeast Asia; Philippines; Latin America

Languages:

Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Italian [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Wollof [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7606

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

2012

Carrera, Leandro N. and Chant, Sylvia and Cherti, Myriam (2012) Evidence from New Zealand suggests that the government’s plan for auto-enrolment into workplace pensions may substantially affect participation rates and total savings British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Jan 2012) Blog entry

Chant, Sylvia (2012) The disappearing of 'smart economics'?: The World Development Report 2012 on Gender Equality: some concerns about the preparatory process and the prospects for paradigm change Global Social Policy, 12 (2). 198-218. ISSN 1468-0181

Chant, Sylvia and Sweetman, Caroline (2012) Fixing women or fixing the world? ‘smart economics’, efficiency approaches, and gender equality in development Gender and Development, 20 (3). 517-529. ISSN 1355-2074

2011

Chant, Sylvia (2011) Household organisation and survival in developing countries In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, Oxford, England. ISBN 9780444522733

Chant, Sylvia (2011) Women, gender and urban housing in the global south In: International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, Oxford, England. ISBN 9780444522733

Chant, Sylvia (2011) Book review: working the night shift: women in India's call center industry - by Reena Patel Gender, Place and Culture: a Journal for Feminist Geography, 18 (1). 139-141. ISSN 0966-369X

Chant, Sylvia (2011) The links between gender and poverty are over-simplified and under-problematised: a time of economic crisis is an opportune moment to re-think the ‘feminisation of poverty’ and address the ‘feminisation of responsibility’ British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Mar 2011) Blog entry

Chant, Sylvia (2011) Female headship and the 'feminisation of poverty' In: Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, 334-336. ISBN 9780073512297

2010

Chant, Sylvia (2010) Acknowledgements In: Chant, Sylvia, (ed.) The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, xxv-xxvi. ISBN 9781848443341

Chant, Sylvia (2010) Book review: heterosexual Africa: the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS - by Marc Epprecht Progress in Development Studies, 10 (4). 370-375. ISSN 1464-9934

Chant, Sylvia (2010) Towards a (re)-conceptualisation of the 'feminisation of poverty': reflections on gender-differentiated poverty from the Gambia, Philippines and Costa Rica In: The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Elgar original reference . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 111-116. ISBN 9781848443341

Chant, Sylvia (2010) The unbearable heaviness of being: reflections on female altruism in Cambodia, Philippines, The Gambia and Costa Rica Progress and Development Studies, 10 (2). 145-159. ISSN 1464-9934

Chant, Sylvia and Evans, Alice (2010) Looking for the one(s): young love and urban poverty in The Gambia Environment and Urbanization, 22 (2). 353-369. ISSN 0956-2478

Chant, Sylvia, ed (2010) The international handbook of gender and poverty: concepts, research, policy Elgar original reference. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781848443341

Chant, Sylvia (2010) Gendered poverty across space and time: introduction and overview In: The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 1-26. ISBN 9781848443341

2009

Chant, Sylvia and McIlwaine, Cathy (2009) Geographies of development in the 21st century: an introduction to the Global South Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781847209658

Chant, Sylvia (2009) La ‘femenización de la pobreza’ en Costa Rica ¿un problema para las mujeres y los niños? Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos, 33-34. 205-260. ISSN 0377-7316

Chant, Sylvia (2009) Gender and manufacturing employment In: Women in Asia: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies, Volume 2, Redefining Working Women. Routledge, London, 142-185. ISBN 9780415445252

Chant, Sylvia (2009) The 'feminisation of poverty' in Costa Rica: to what extent a conundrum? Bulletin of Latin American Research, 28 (1). 19-43. ISSN 1470-9856

Chant, Sylvia (2009) Single motherhood and poverty: the case of the Netherlands In: Single Motherhood and Poverty : the Case of the Netherlands. Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands, 5-7. ISBN 9789052603254

Jones, Gareth A. and Chant, Sylvia (2009) Globalising initiatives for gender equality and poverty reduction: exploring 'failure' with reference to education and work among urban youth in The Gambia and Ghana Geoforum, 40 (2). 184-196. ISSN 0016-7185

2008

Chant, Sylvia (2008) Beyond incomes: a new take on the 'Feminisation of poverty' Poverty in Focus (13).

Chant, Sylvia (2008) The 'feminisation of poverty' and the 'feminisation' of anti-poverty programmes: room for revision? Journal of Development Studies, 44 (2). 165-197. ISSN 0022-0388

Chant, Sylvia (2008) The curious question of feminising poverty in Costa Rica: the importance of gendered subjectivities New working paper series, 22. Gender Institute, LSE, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia and Pedwell, Carolyn (2008) Women, gender and the informal economy: an assessment of ILO research and suggested ways forward International Labour Office, Geneva. ISBN 9789221206095

Chant, Sylvia (2008) Dangerous equations? How female-headed households became the poorest of the poor: causes, consequences and cautions In: Momsen, Janet, (ed.) Gender and Development: Critical Concepts in Development Studies. Critical concepts in development, 1 - Th. Routledge, London, UK, 397-409. ISBN 9780415422727

Chant, Sylvia (2008) Single-parent families: choice or constraint? The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shanty towns In: Corbridge, Stuart, (ed.) Development - Critical Essays in Human Geography. Contemporary foundations of space and place. Ashgate, Aldershot, UK, 111-132. ISBN 9780754626817

Chant, Sylvia (2008) Kobieta jako glowa gospodarstwa domowego: niewzruszone przekonania a codzienna rzeczywistosc (Women-headed households: global orthodoxies and grassroots realities?) Think Tank Feministyczny. 91-130. ISSN 1464-9888

2007

Chant, Sylvia and Craske, Nikki (2007) Genero en Latinoamerica Publicaciones de la Casa Chata, Mexico. ISBN 1899365532

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Women and health: poor women in cities suffer most Habitat Debate, 13 (4). 7. ISSN 1020-3613

Chant, Sylvia (2007) The informal sector and employment In: The Companion to Development Studies. Hodder Education, London, UK, 216-224. ISBN 9780340889145

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Gender, generation and poverty: exploring the 'Feminisation of poverty' in Africa, Asia and Latin America Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781843769927

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Gender, cities and the millennium development goals in the global south New Working Paper Series, 21. LSE, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Book review: sex in development: science, sexuality and morality in global perspective Progress in Development Studies, 7 (2). 163-164. ISSN 1464-9934

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Book review: using gender research in development, Quisumbing, Agnes R. and Bonnie McClafferty Gender and Development, 15 (1). 157-159. ISSN 1355-2074

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Children in female-headed households: interrogating the concept of an ‘inter-generational transmission of disadvantage’ with particular reference to the Gambia, Philippines and Costa Rica New Working Paper Series, 19. LSE, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Single-parent families: choice or constraint? The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shanty towns In: Segura, Denise A. and Zavella, Patricia, (eds.) Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: a Reader. Latin America otherwise. Duke University Press, Durham, U.S., 360-368. ISBN 9780822340973

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Contributions of a gender perspective to the analysis of poverty In: Tsompanoglou, George, (ed.) Κοινωνική ανάπτυξη και κοινοτική συνοχή. Κοινωνιολογικές προσεγγίσεις (Social Development and Community Cohesion: Sociological A. Papazisi, Athens, Greece. ISBN 9789600221657

Chant, Sylvia (2007) Female household headship, privation and power: challenging the feminisation of poverty thesis In: Tsompanoglou, George, (ed.) Κοινωνική ανάπτυξη και κοινοτική συνοχή. Κοινωνιολογικές προσεγγίσεις (Social Development and Community Cohesion: Sociological A. Papazisi, Athens, Greece. ISBN 9789600221657

Chant, Sylvia (2007) The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shantytowns In: Women and Migration in the Us-Mexico Borderlands. Latin America otherwise. Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 360-368. ISBN 9780822341185

2006

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Diane Elson In: Simon, David, (ed.) Fifty Key Thinkers on Development. Routledge key guides. Routledge, London, 84-89. ISBN 0415337895

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Book review: Women's Rights and Islamic family law: perspectives on reform Progress in Development Studies, 6 (4). 370-372. ISSN 1464-9934

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Book review: women, Islam and modernity: single women, sexuality and reproductive health in contemporary Indonesia Asian Affairs, 37 (3). 401-402. ISSN 0518-8784

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Poverty begins at home? Questioning some (mis)conceptions about children, poverty and privation in female-headed households Report on the State of the World's Children, UNICEF, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Dangerous equations? How women-headed households became the poorest of the poor: causes, consequences and cautions In: Cornwall, Andrea and Harrison, Elizabeth and Whitehead, Ann, (eds.) Feminisms in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges. ZED, London, UK, 35-47. ISBN 1842778188

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Contributions of a gender perspective to the analysis of poverty In: Jaquette, Jane and Summerfield, Gale, (eds.) Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice: Institutions, Resources and Mobilisation. Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 87-106. ISBN 9780822336983

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Female household headship, privation and power: challenging the feminisation of poverty thesis In: Fernandez-Kelly, Patricia and Shefner, John, (eds.) Out of the Shadows: Political Action and the Informal Economy in Latin America. Penn State University Press, Philadelphia, USA, 125-163. ISBN 0271027517

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Re-thinking the "feminization of poverty" in relation to aggregate gender indices Journal of Human Development, 7 (2). 201-220. ISSN 1464-9888

Chant, Sylvia (2006) Revisiting the 'feminisation of poverty' and the UNDP gender indices: what case for a gendered poverty index? New series working paper, 18. LSE Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Chant, Sylvia (2005) Book review: feminist futures: women, culture and development American Anthropologist, 107 (1). 141-141. ISSN 0002-7294

Chant, Sylvia (2005) Book review: threatening others: Nicaraguans and the formation of national identities in Costa Rica Bulletin of Latin American Research, 24 (4). 547-548. ISSN 1470-9856

Chant, Sylvia (2005) Book review: a courtship after marriage: sexuality and love in Mexican transnational families Bulletin of Latin American Research, 24 (1). 139-141. ISSN 0261-3050

Chant, Sylvia and Gutmann, Matthew (2005) 'Men-streaming' gender? Questions for gender and development policy on the 21st century In: Haugerud, Angelique and Edelman, Marc, (eds.) Anthropology of Development and Globalisation: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism. Blackwell, Massachusetts, USA, 240-249.

Chant, Sylvia (2005) ¿Como podemos hacer que la “feminizacion de la pobreza” resulte mas relevante en materia de politicas? ¿Hacia una "feminizacion de la responsabilidad y la obligacion"? In: Mora, Luis and Moreno Ruiz, María José and Rohrer, Tania, (eds.) Cohesion Social, Politicas Conciliadoras y Presupuesto Publico: Una Mirada Desde El Genero. UNFPA, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, 201-234.

Chant, Sylvia and Jones, Gareth A. (2005) Youth, gender and livelihoods in West Africa: perspectives from Ghana and The Gambia Children's Geographies, 3 (2). 185-199. ISSN 1473-3277

2004

Chant, Sylvia (2004) Women-headed households In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopedia of International Development. Routledge, London, UK, 761-763. ISBN 041525342X

Chant, Sylvia (2004) WID vs GAD In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopedia of International Development. Routledge, London, UK, 760-761. ISBN 041525342x

Chant, Sylvia (2004) Female headship and the "feminisation of poverty" In Focus: an Online Bulletin of the Undp International Poverty Centre, 3 (May). 3-5.

Chant, Sylvia and Moreno, Wagner (2004) "Desintegración familiar" o "transición familiar"? Perspectivas sobre cambio familiar en Guanacaste Diálogos Revista Electrónica de Historia, 5 (1-2: s). ISSN 1409-469X

Chant, Sylvia (2004) Dangerous equations? How women-headed households became the poorest of the poor: causes, consequences and cautions IDS Bulletin, 35 (4). 19-26. ISSN 0265-5012

Chant, Sylvia (2004) Men in crisis? In: Palmer, Steven and Molina, Iván, (eds.) The Costa Rica Reader: History, Culture and Politics. The Latin America readers, 1. Duke University Press, North Carolina, 350-357. ISBN 9780822333722

Chant, Sylvia (2004) Urban livelihoods, employment and gender In: Gwynne, Robert. N and Cristóbal, Kay, (eds.) Latin America Transformed : Globalization and Modernity. Arnold Publication. Hodder Arnold, London, UK, 210-231. ISBN 9780340809303

2003

Chant, Sylvia (2003) Families on the verge of breakdown? Views on contemporary trends in family life in Guanacaste, Costa Rica In: Menjívar, Cecilia, (ed.) Through the Eyes of Women: Gender, Social Networks, Family and Structural Change in Latin America and the Caribbean. De Sitter Publications, 112-151.

Chant, Sylvia (2003) Female household headship and the feminisation of poverty : facts, fictions and forward strategies New Working Paper Series, Issue 9, ISSN:1470-8515. Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia (2003) New contributions to the analysis of poverty: methodological and conceptual challenges to understanding poverty from a gender perspective Mujer y desarrollo series, 47. United Nations, Santiago, Chile. ISBN 9211214157

Chant, Sylvia (2003) The ‘engendering’ of poverty analysis in developing regions : progress since the United Nations Decade For Women, and priorities for the future New Working Paper Series, Issue 11, ISSN:1470-8515. Gender Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Chant, Sylvia (2003) Nuevas contribuciones al análisis de la pobreza: desafíos metodológicos y conceptuales para entender la pobreza desde una perspectiva de género Serie mujer y desarrollo, 47. United Nations, Santiago, Chile. ISBN 9213222742

2002

Chant, Sylvia and Craske, Nikki (2002) Gender in Latin America Latin America Bureau, London, UK. ISBN 1899365532

Chant, Sylvia (2002) Families on the verge of breakdown? : views on contemporary trends in family life in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Journal of Developing Societies, 18 (2-3). 109-148. ISSN 0169-796X

Chant, Sylvia (2002) Researching gender, families and households in Latin America: from the 20th into the 21st century Bulletin of Latin American Research, 21 (4). 545-575. ISSN 1470-9856

Chant, Sylvia (2002) ¿Crisis de la familia? ¿Crisis de la masculinidad? Reflexiones sobre las masculinidades, el trabajo y la familia en el noroeste de Costa Rica In: Rodriguez Sáenz, Eugenia, (ed.) Un Siglo De Luchas Femeninas En America Latina. Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, Plumsock Mesoamerican Studies, San José, Costa Rica, 177-196. ISBN 9977677077

Chant, Sylvia (2002) Female employment in Puerto Vallarta: a case study In: Grewal, Inderpal and Kaplan, Caren, (eds.) An Introduction to Women's Studies: Gender in a Transnational World. McGraw-Hill, Boston, 136-143. ISBN 9780071093804

Chant, Sylvia (2002) The informal sector and employment In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Robert, (eds.) The Companion to Developmental Studies. Hodder Education, London, UK, 206-215. ISBN 9780340760505

Chant, Sylvia and Gutmann, Matthew C. (2002) "Men-streaming" gender?: questions for gender and development policy in the 21st century Progress in Development Studies, 2 (4). 269-282. ISSN 1464-9934

Chant, Sylvia (2002) Whose crisis? Public and popular reactions to family change in Costa Rica In: Abel, Christopher and Lewis, Colin M., (eds.) Exclusion and Engagement: Social Policy in Latin America. Brookings Institution, London, UK, 349-377. ISBN 9781900039505

2001

Chant, Sylvia (2001) Female household headship, privation and power: challenging the 'feminisation of poverty' thesis 01-09b. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

Chant, Sylvia (2001) Hogares encabezados por mujeres ¿Los más pobres entre los pobres? Perspectives de México, Costa Rica y Filipinas. (Households headed by women: poorest of the poor? Perspectives from Mexico, Costa Rica and the Philippines) In: De Villota, Paloma, (ed.) Globalizacion a Qué Precio? El Impacto En Las Mujares Del Norte y Del Sur. Icaria, Barcelona, Spain, 211-256. ISBN 8474265487

Chant, Sylvia (2001) Men in crisis? reflections on masculinities, work and family in northwest Costa Rica In: Jackson, Cecile, (ed.) Men at Work : Labour, Masculinities, Development. Frank Cass, London, UK, 199-218. ISBN 9780714651439

Chant, Sylvia (2001) Men, women and household diversity In: McIlwaine, Cathy and Willis, Katie, (eds.) Challenges and Change in Middle America: Perspectives on Development in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. DARG regional development series (no. 2). Pearson Education, Harlow, UK, 26-60. ISBN 9780582404854

Chant, Sylvia and McIlwaine, Cathy and Evans, Sally Lloyd (2001) Making a living: employment, livelihoods and the informal sector In: McIlwaine, Cathy and Willis, Katie, (eds.) Challenges and Change in Middle America: Perspectives on Development in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. DARG regional development series (no. 2). Pearson Education, Harlow, 110-135. ISBN 9780582404854

Chant, Sylvia (2001) Lone mothers in the nations of the South In: Smelser, Neil and Baltes, Paul, (eds.) International Encyclopaedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences. Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 9046-9052. ISBN 9780080430768

2000

Chant, Sylvia and Gutmann, Matthew (2000) Mainstreaming men into gender and development: debates, reflections and experiences Oxfam working papers. Oxfam Publishing. ISBN 9780855984519

Chant, Sylvia (2000) From "woman-blind" to "man-kind": should men have more space in gender and development? IDS Bulletin, 31 (2). 7-17. ISSN 0265-5012

Chant, Sylvia (2000) Men in crisis? Reflections on masculinities, work and family in north-west Costa Rica European Journal of Development Research, 12 (2). 199-218. ISSN 0957-8811

Chant, Sylvia (2000) Gender, migration and urban development in Costa Rica: the case of Guanacaste In: Willis, Katie and Yeoh, Brenda, (eds.) Gender and Migration. International library of studies on migration. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, 46-63. ISBN 9781840640731

Chant, Sylvia (2000) Las unidades domesticas encabezadas por mujeres en Mexico y Costa Rica: perspectivas populares y globales sobre el tema del las madres solas (Women-headed households in Mexico and Costa Rica: grassroots and global perspectives on lone motherhood) In: Gonzalez de la Rocha, Mercedes, (ed.) Divergencias Del Modelo Tradicional: Hogares De Jefatura Femenina En América Latina. El Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)/Plaza y Valdés, Mexico City, Mexico, 97-102. ISBN 9684963602

1999

Chant, Sylvia (1999) Population, migration, employment and gender In: Gwynne, Robert and Kay, Cristóbal, (eds.) Latin America Transformed: Globalization and Modernity. Edward Arnold, London, 226-271. ISBN 0340691654

Chant, Sylvia (1999) Informal sector activity in the third world city In: Pacione, Michael, (ed.) Applied Geography: Principles and Practice. Routledge, London, UK, 509-527. ISBN 9780415182683

Chant, Sylvia (1999) Women-headed households: global orthodoxies and grassroots realities? In: Afshar, Haleh and Barrientos, Stephanie, (eds.) Women, Globalization and Fragmentation in the Developing World. Women’s studies at York series. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 91-130. ISBN 9780333739273

Chant, Sylvia (1999) El papel de la mujer en la recesión y re-estructuración económica en México y las Filipinas (The role of women in recession and economic restructuring in Mexico and the Philippines) Generos, 5 (17). 25-28. ISSN 1405-3098

Chant, Sylvia (1999) Gender, migration and urban development in Costa Rica: the case of Guanacaste Geoforum, 22 (3). 237-253. ISSN 0016-7185

1998

Chant, Sylvia and McIlwaine, Cathy, eds (1998) Three generations, two genders, one world: women and men in a changing century Zed Books, London, UK. ISBN 9781856496049

Chant, Sylvia (1998) Households, gender and rural-urban migration: reflections on linkages and considerations for policy Environment and Urbanization, 10 (1). 5-22. ISSN 0956-2478

1997

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Women-headed households: poorest of the poor? Perspectives from Mexico, Costa Rica and the Philippines IDS Bulletin, 28 (3). 26-48. ISSN 0265-5012

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Género, urbanización y pobreza: el reto de los "hogares" (Gender, urbanisation and poverty: the challenge of 'the household') Economia, Sociedad y Territorio, 1 (2). 257-284. ISSN 1405-8421

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Solteras o 'de gegreso'? Las vias hacia la jefatura femenina en los hogares de Mexico y Costa Rica 1982-1994-(Single or return? Journeys in female household headship in Mexico and Costa Rica 1982-1994) In: Rodríguez Sáenz, Eugenia, (ed.) entre Silencios y Voces: Género e Historia en América Central (1975-1990). Centro Nacional para el Desarrollo de la mujer y la familia/Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, 217-248. ISBN 9977676038

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Gender aspects of urban economic growth and development Research paper, 137. United Nations University, Helsinki, Finland.

Chant, Sylvia and Campling, Jo (1997) Women-headed households: diversity and dynamics in the developing world Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9780312172428

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Single-parent families: choice or constraint? The formation of female-headed households in Mexican shanty towns In: Visvanathan, Nalini and Duggan, Lynne and Nisonoff, Laurie and Wiegersma, Nan, (eds.) The Women, Gender and Development Reader. Zed Books, London, UK, 155-166. ISBN 9781856491426

Chant, Sylvia (1997) Marginal (m)others: lone parents and female household headship in the Philippines European Journal of Development Research, 9 (2). 1-34. ISSN 0957-8811

1996

Chant, Sylvia (1996) Gender and tourism employment in Mexico and the Philippines In: Sinclair, M Thea, (ed.) Gender, Work and Tourism. Routledge advances in tourism. Routledge, London, UK, 120-179. ISBN 9780415109857

1985

Chant, Sylvia (1985) Single-parent families: choice or constraint? Development and Change, 16 (4). 635-656. ISSN 0012-155X


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