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Living in a peri-urban area as part of a livelihood strategy: The case of Mbezi Luisi, Dar es Salaam
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyze the choice of living in a peri-urban area as part of a livelihood strategy.

The method used for collection of primary data for the study was in-depth interviews and questionnaires, undertaken with residents of Mbezi Luisi, a peri-urban area in Dar es Salaam. In order to analyze this material, a theoretical framework consisting of both livelihood frameworks and migration theories was used. In addition, previous research made on migration patterns and livelihoods of the people living in peri-urban areas in Sub-Saharan Africa was reviewed. The result of the study shows that people make active decisions in order to obtain a better life. From a livelihood perspective it was found that the peri-urban areas present unique livelihoods opportunities in comparison to urban and rural areas. I also found that a livelihood perspective may help urban and regional planners in their work.

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Peri-urban, Livelihood, Livelihood framework, Mbezi Luisi, Dar es Salaam
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Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37198OAI: diva2:294379

Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-02-17 Last updated: 2010-03-25Bibliographically approved

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