Social Policy and Female-Headed Household in the Post Revolutionary Iran


In the recent three decades Iran bears various changes such as revolution, war and socio-economic development which have also brought changes in Iranian families. One of the most dramatic of these changes in the Iranian family in these years has been the increase in the prevalence of female-headed households.
Purpose: The main purpose of this research was to understand the situation of Female Headed Households (FHH) in the social policies of Islamic Republic of IRAN (IRI).
Method: The methodology of this study was based on qualitative and documentary methods. In order to do this, several semi-structured interviews have been conducted.
Result: The most important measures in reduction of poverty among women was pointed to the activities by state and Para-state organizations such as the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee (IKRC), The Ministry of Social Security and The Welfare Organization, Social security organization, Behzisti, which all of them receive some part of their credits from state and some of them through monetary and non-monetary contribution of people but mainly were guided by government. . Among all of them, IKRC is the main institution that supports these women. The women`s agency in spite of patriarchy Muslim family law affects social policy.
Discussion: The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, like many other governments, has foreseen specific mechanisms in alleviation of poverty which will be expressed in detail.

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Shokouh dibaji forooshani, Independent Scholar/Researcher, Iran

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Conference: ACP2013
Stream: Psychology

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