Separation of family members

Other Names:
Family separation
Separated relatives
Fragmented refugee families
Cut-off fragmented families

Especially in developing countries, members of a family (particularly the husband) leave the rest of the family in the rural areas to subsist on peasant agriculture in order to be able to work in the towns or on mines. In some parts of Africa as many as 2 rural families in 5 are headed by women. Husbands may visit occasionally if at all, leaving the women trapped in a work pattern of up to 13 to 14 hours a day.

Related Problems:
Separated brethren
Society Family
Society Refugees
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST