To speak of female heads of household in inland Spain is to speak of widowhood. Only a tenth were single and their number decreased even more from the age of 50 onwards. Women over 50 accounted for 60 percent of female-headed households, compared to 30 percent of men at the same age. This difference, apart from the higher male mortality rate, reflected to a large extent the unequal behaviour of the sexes when it came to remarriage.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Statistics
Source: García González, F. (2017) “Mujeres al frente de sus hogares. Soledad y mundo rural en la España interior del Antiguo Régimen”, en Revista de Historiografía, nº 26, p. 32
Owner: Pablo Ballesta Fernández (Modernalia)
Copyright: © Instituto de Historiografía "Julio Caro Baroja" de la Universidad Carlos III ©Francisco García González ©Seminario de Historia Social de la Población
Abstract: Female-headed households in Spain, where widows are the most prominentImage