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The "Unwilling Parent"

Wegner, Nora LU (2012) SIMV29 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
Understanding and assessing the existing welfare structures and patterns in developing countries is essential for the aim of eradicating poverty around the globe. In this case study welfare patterns, accessible by female commercial sex workers operating in a slum area of Kampala, Uganda are investigated. Led by the welfare regime theory by Gough and Wood, information regarding formal and informal structures creating insecurity and security were acquired through expert and focus group interviews. The target group was expected to be of increased interest to formal actors on national and international level due to extremely high HIV/AIDS prevalence among Ugandan sex workers. The findings reveal a picture of an overall highly insecure... (More)
Understanding and assessing the existing welfare structures and patterns in developing countries is essential for the aim of eradicating poverty around the globe. In this case study welfare patterns, accessible by female commercial sex workers operating in a slum area of Kampala, Uganda are investigated. Led by the welfare regime theory by Gough and Wood, information regarding formal and informal structures creating insecurity and security were acquired through expert and focus group interviews. The target group was expected to be of increased interest to formal actors on national and international level due to extremely high HIV/AIDS prevalence among Ugandan sex workers. The findings reveal a picture of an overall highly insecure situation for the target group, mainly caused by a pervading exclusion from all levels of society and only limited options to negotiate security. This study contributes to the welfare regime theory by shedding light thoroughly on dynamic and interlocked factors compromising or enhancing the well-being of a target group which should have potentially increased chances to access welfare services due to its significance to a broader development process. (Less)
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author
Wegner, Nora LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Negotiation of Social Welfare of Commercial Sex Workers in Urban Uganda
course
SIMV29 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
welfare regime theory, commercial sex, Uganda, exclusion, HIV/AIDS
language
English
id
3045129
date added to LUP
2012-09-04 16:30:39
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2012-09-04 16:30:39
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  abstract     = {Understanding and assessing the existing welfare structures and patterns in developing countries is essential for the aim of eradicating poverty around the globe. In this case study welfare patterns, accessible by female commercial sex workers operating in a slum area of Kampala, Uganda are investigated. Led by the welfare regime theory by Gough and Wood, information regarding formal and informal structures creating insecurity and security were acquired through expert and focus group interviews. The target group was expected to be of increased interest to formal actors on national and international level due to extremely high HIV/AIDS prevalence among Ugandan sex workers. The findings reveal a picture of an overall highly insecure situation for the target group, mainly caused by a pervading exclusion from all levels of society and only limited options to negotiate security. This study contributes to the welfare regime theory by shedding light thoroughly on dynamic and interlocked factors compromising or enhancing the well-being of a target group which should have potentially increased chances to access welfare services due to its significance to a broader development process.},
  author       = {Wegner, Nora},
  keyword      = {welfare regime theory,commercial sex,Uganda,exclusion,HIV/AIDS},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The "Unwilling Parent"},
  year         = {2012},
}