Empowering single mothers in Sabah

Salmah Topimin and Noor Fzlinda Fabeil and Lim, Fui Yee Beatrice and Haslinda Hasan (2021) Empowering single mothers in Sabah.

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Life can be challenging for single mothers. They are viewed as the most vulnerable social groups in society who often lack educational attainment, skills and social networks; thus limiting their opportunities to compete in the labour market. Consequently, single mothers struggle to achieve financial independence and to support the well-being of their family. To help single mothers build a better life, it is crucial to provide single mothers with solid institutional support programmes. This paper explores the extent to which the institutional support programmes designed for single mothers are in accordance with the needs and expectation of the single mothers in Sabah. The views obtained from the leaders of the single mother associations show that the support programmes are useful for single mothers; however, the programmes are still inadequate to lift them out of poverty. Suggestions for improvement of the institutional support programmes for single mothers are highlighted.

Item Type: Proceedings
Keyword: Empowerment , Single mothers , Institutional support programmes , Sabah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1-2044 The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ503-1064 The family. Marriage. Home > HQ755.7-759.92 Parents. Parenthood Including parent and child, husbands, fathers, wives, mothers
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2022 12:10
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2022 12:10
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/32297

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