• Vishanthie Sewpaul School of Social Work and Community Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Anitha Pillay School of Social Work and Community Development, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.



This article is based on a study that was designed to understand household and family structures in one designated community in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It discusses the results of a quantitative survey with 328 primary school learners in the Chatsworth area. Before the presentation of the empirical data, a brief history and description of Chatsworth is presented as background to the study


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