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Title: Rural-urban linkages: Masvingo's doublerooted female heads of households
Authors: Muzvidziwa, Victor N.
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Keywords: Female heads, households
Zimbabwean city
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: University of Zimbabwe Publications
Series/Report no.: Zambezia;Vol. 24, No. 2; p.97-123
Abstract: This article results from research on female heads of households in a small Zimbabwean city. Urban-rural linkages constituted an important, on-going survival strategy for women in the research sample. Despite my respondents' desire to stay and to source a living in town, most maintained rural linkages in order to cope with various problems in town. Without a foot in the rural area, most women would not have been able to pursue their desired objective of being permanently urban. Although the women were urban-oriented, they used kin networks in ways that maximised their chances of surviving in town, against the structural constraints imposed by central and local-level bureaucracies. The article explores ways in which the women pursued the strategy.
URI: http://pdfproc.lib.msu.edu/?file=/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/Journal%20of%20the%20University%20of%20Zimbabwe/vol24n2/juz024002002.pdf
ISSN: 0379-0622
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