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von Ursula Arends
The typical face of poverty in South Africa is African, rural, and female.As the primary users of rural land, women engage in farming and subsistence activities. Despite this pivotal role played by rural women, they experience grave problems under communal tenure, most notably in relation to access to and use of land and productive resources. Research has shown that the majority of rural households in South Africa derive significant proportions of their livelihoods from land-based activities, and that the value of common property resources associated with land, for example livestock production,crop production, and natural resource harvesting is often overlooked as an important asset of poor rural communities. The importance of these land-based livelihoods sources is even greater for female-headed households,female members of rural households, and the very poor or "marginalised" members of rural communities, since they tend to be more reliant on land-based livelihoods than those with secure income from pensions, wage-earning activity or remittances from migrant labourers.
Tags: Soziologie, Frauenforschung, Geschlechterforschung
Taschenbuch - 9783844381733
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Ersterscheinung: September 2011
Größe: 220 mm x 150 mm x 8 mm
Gewicht: 207 Gramm
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