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Household gender roles and slow-onset environmental change in Morocco : a barrier or driver to develop migration aspirations?
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Abstract
We study how slow-onset environmental changes impact the adaptive capacity of rural women living in the Souss-Massa region of Morocco. Given the immobility of many women in rural regions, we especially focus upon the internal migration aspirations of rural woman. In this way our study aims to shed light on the interrelationships between environmental change, gender relations and social and migration aspirations in a gradually environmentally degrading region. Based on Carling’s aspiration/ability model, we analyse how slow-onset environmental changes influence the internal migration aspirations and trajectories of rural women, taking into account important background factors such as household characteristics, land heritage systems and migration networks. Our study is based on 38 interviews with inhabitants of the Souss-Massa region of Morocco that (used to) work in the agricultural sector, of which 15 interviews were conducted with rural women. Our findings show the ambiguous role of slow-onset environmental changes in the development of migration aspirations of rural women in a Moroccan rural context and underscores that environmental changes should be taken into account in migration decision making processes, both for internal and international migration.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of development studies. - London, 1964, currens
Publication
London : 2024
ISSN
0022-0388
1743-9140 [online]
DOI
10.1080/00220388.2023.2279486
Volume/pages
60 :2 (2024) , p. 309-323
ISI
001104639200001
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 21.11.2024
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Creation 20.11.2023
Last edited 30.01.2024
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