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Stevano, Sara (2019) 'The limits of instrumentalism: Informal work and gendered cycles of food insecurity in Mozambique.' Journal of Development Studies, 55 (1). pp. 83-98.

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The instrumentalist literature suggests that women can help achieve household food security if they have access to productive resources but do not become overburdened as a result. This paper seeks to assess the relevance of this literature by exploring the gendered cycles of food insecurity in the context of women’s informal labour in northern Mozambique. It considers the relation between women and food security as embedded in the broader socio-economic setting, and finds that the interaction of different forms of deprivation, such as lack of secure employment and conflicting labour demands, generates food insecurity.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 00220388
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Development Studies on 06 Dec 2017, available online: 1408793
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Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 14:43
Funders: Other

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