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Mobility matters: women's livelihood strategies in Porto Novo, Benin

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Abstract:

This article examines the importance of mobility in the creation of profitable livelihood strategies for women in Porto Novo, Benin. Drawing on surveys and interviews conducted in the late 1990s with over 500 women who use a wide array of strategies, I demonstrate that the importance of mobility to women's livelihood strategies is variable depending on the types of activities in which women are engaged. Specifically, where trade is a central part of a livelihood strategy the type of goods sold mediates the relative importance of mobility. The article also considers the ways in which socio-economic settings differentially shape women's ability to be mobile. The research further contributes to feminist scholarship by examining the spatialities of social and economic processes in the creation of women's livelihood strategies.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0966369042000218482

Affiliations: Department of Geography and Regional Studies University of Miami FL USA

Publication date: June 1, 2004

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