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Title:Differentiation by Sex among Small-Scale Farming Households in Kenya
Author:Barnes, Carolyn
Periodical:Rural Africana
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:gender relations
small farms
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Women's Issues
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Abstract:This paper examines changes that have occurred in the nature of Kenyan rural households and the gender-based division of adult labor. It provides a historical perspective within which to identify changes. The reasons for the phenomenon of female-headed households are assessed by examining the overall socio-economic specific conditions at the household level. Some aspects of the current social relations of production, factors of production, and production activities are examined among small-scale farming households. Particular attention is given to the division of adult labor on these holdings. The study categorizes the smallholder households into three types based on marital status and sex of the household head: married men, married women, and unmarried women. Notes, tab.