Low-income African migrant women and social exclusion in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-30 en
dc.date.accessioned 2023-08-31T01:31:11Z
dc.date.available 2023-08-31T01:31:11Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4925
dc.description.abstract The objective of this study was to understand how low-income African migrant women respond to socio-economic exclusion within South Africa so as to contribute to existing knowledge on women and migration. It examines the experiences of these women in relation to how these are influenced by and influence the structures and practices that exclude them. Structured and unstructured interviews and observation were the core qualitative techniques that were used to gather data in Thohoyandou (a settlement that straddles the rural-urban divide) and Pretoria (a metropolitan city). The data was thematically analysed and the findings suggest that migrant women experience both female specific and generally shared difficulties in gaining entry into the economic and social spheres. Their exclusion is exacerbated by labelling, prejudice and administrative decisions and impacts hard upon them due to their lowly socio-economic status. Furthermore, the findings also suggest that migrant women are innovative and resourceful and show a good understanding of the context in which they live. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WOMEN en
dc.subject MIGRANTS en
dc.subject INEQUALITY en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject TSHWANE en
dc.title Low-income African migrant women and social exclusion in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 78 en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.SourceTitle Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5774 en
dc.PageNumber 172-185 en
dc.outputnumber 4318 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mafukidze, J. & Mbanda, V. (2008) Low-income African migrant women and social exclusion in South Africa. Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity. 78:172-185. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4925 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4925 en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mafukidze, J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mbanda, V. en

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