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A study using black physically disabled women leaders' experiences to examine how a developmental state can deal with economic disparities faced by black young physically disabled women

Includes abstract.~Includes bibliographical references (leaves 62-67). / The post-apartheid South Africa signalled change in various segments of our society including the socio-economic status of young black disabled women. This study was conducted to examine the impact that equality and equity strategies and interventions had on the economic status of young black disabled women of South Africa. This study contains a literature review on the cornerstone concepts of the study to provide a rich theoretical base to ground the research. In this regard a literature review was done on study key concepts such as, a developmental state, gender, and disability and the economy. Using narrative descriptive qualitative methods, the researcher used convenience sampling of four physically disabled women who are leaders in the disability rights movement. The sample took into cognisance provincial boundaries, different disabilities, races and ages in an endeavour to have as diverse a population as possible.
Date January 2011
CreatorsSipuka, Olwethu
ContributorsLorenzo, Theresa
PublisherUniversity of Cape Town, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Source SetsSouth African National ETD Portal
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeMaster Thesis, Masters, MPhil

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