ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE OF MIGRANT WOMEN RESIDING IN GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA: A SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD PERSPECTIVE

Keywords: economic experiences, migrant women, sustainable livelihoods, undocumented

Abstract

This study investigated the correlation between poverty and the economic experiences of undocumented migrant women residing in a community in Gauteng province, South Africa. Through using a qualitative methodology, we present evidence from interviews and a focus group conducted with 20 women who relate their experiences. Adopting a sustainable livelihood perspective, this article presents the biographical profiles of the women and discusses three themes: social capital influences, tapping into human capital skills, and access to financial capital. This article contributes to debates on promoting gender justice and sustainable livelihoods as a prerequisite for poverty alleviation in Africa.

Author Biographies

Tanusha Raniga, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Department of Social Work & Community Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Zimi Fitshane, University of Johannesburg,South Africa
Postgraduate student, Department of Social Work & Community Development, University of Johannesburg,South Africa
Published
2022-08-18
How to Cite
Raniga, T., & Fitshane, Z. (2022). ECONOMIC EXPERIENCE OF MIGRANT WOMEN RESIDING IN GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA: A SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD PERSPECTIVE. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 58(3), 254-271. https://doi.org/10.15270/58-3-1056
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Articles