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    Situating masculinity, labour migration and care over the life course in Lesotho: foregrounding survivor bias in researching care

    Vera-Sanso, Penny and Hlabana, T. (2023) Situating masculinity, labour migration and care over the life course in Lesotho: foregrounding survivor bias in researching care. International Journal of Care and Caring , ISSN 2397-883X.

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    Abstract

    The literature on later life care is dominated by a focus on women as carers, on older people as receivers, not providers of care, and by the analytical disembedding of care from wider social and economic processes. We examine the experiences of care and caring of former labour migrants who had migrated from Lesotho to work in South Africa’s mines to examine how these have changed over their lives. The later demanded the tying of experience into wider social, economic and demographic processes. The research identified a methodological issue in the study of later life care: survivor bias.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Masculinity, labour migration, life course, survivor bias, care and caring
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Penny Vera-Sanso
    Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2023 15:56
    Last Modified: 08 Mar 2024 01:10
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/50613

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