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Intersectionality and an Intra-household Analysis of the Freedom to make Decisions on the Use of Household Products: Evidence from Rural Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Shitima, Christina Mwivei
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-28T13:20:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-28T13:20:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/702
dc.description.abstract This study uses intra-household and intersectionality theories to analyze the relative benefit that household member’s gain from the use of goods produced by households living along the Simiyu River in Tanzania’s Meatu District. The ability to benefit from the use of goods produced by a household is defined as the freedom that a person has concerning decision-making about the goods that are produced within the household. Data were collected from different household members, including household heads, spouses and children who were 18 years and older and who were involved in the production of goods. The study findings highlight that the ability to benefit from the use of goods produced by a household differs between men and women, the old and young, and between members who have a different relationship to the household head, which suggests that differences in social identities associated with age, gender and marital status are important. Furthermore, some people are positioned at the intersection of different social identities, associated with age, gender and marital status, and thus they experience multiple effects. For example, due to their gender, marital status and age, older unmarried women are less likely to benefit from the use of goods produced by a household. The study concludes that the impact of social identities is not homogeneous across all household members. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of International Women’s Studies;Vol. 19, No. 6
dc.subject Intra-household en_US
dc.subject Intersectionality en_US
dc.subject Freedom to make decisions en_US
dc.subject Ability to benefit en_US
dc.subject Rural Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Intra-household en_US
dc.subject Freedom en_US
dc.subject Household Products en_US
dc.title Intersectionality and an Intra-household Analysis of the Freedom to make Decisions on the Use of Household Products: Evidence from Rural Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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