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Care and caring among ageing migrant workers in two informal settlements in Harare

Abstract

In this study of older migrants living in informal settlements in Harare, we seek to understand what care and caring means for older people ageing far from their place of origin in conditions of informality in a country with no formal care infrastructure. We find that care relations derive from histories of migration, community, kinship, aspiration, displacement and disenfranchisement, with the provision of security within insecure systems core to the very idea of care. Further action is needed at all levels to foreground how older migrants are living on Zimbabwean society’s margins and to facilitate their daily practices of care.



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Authors

Ncube, Chiko
Gutsa, Ignatius
Price, Debora J.

Oxford Brookes departments

School of the Built Environment

Dates

Year of publication: 2023
Date of RADAR deposit: 2023-03-24



"This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in International Journal of Care and Caring. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Ncube, C., Gutsa, I., & Price, D. J. (2023). Care and caring among ageing migrant workers in two informal settlements in Harare, International Journal of Care and Caring is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1332/239788221X16763970967674"


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