A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society

 

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dc.contributor.author Stulgaitis, Manal
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-27T19:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-27T19:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10
dc.identifier.citation Stulgaitis, M. (2015). A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society. CSSR Working Paper No. 367. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77011-354-1 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21572
dc.description.abstract South Africa is a migration destination with a paradoxical policy environment. On the one hand it is generous – extending access to health care, education and rights for women, homosexuals and persons with disabilities to all persons within its borders. On the other hand, it is stingy and obstructive – tolerating a large informal labour market with uneven protections disadvantaging migrants, high hurdles for asylum seekers and one of the most extreme inequality rates in the world. As transnational workers, children, partners, spouses and parents expand their social, economic and physical footprint beyond their home countries they confront South Africa’s borders, laws and policies. They also encounter South Africa’s ongoing project to build a collective national identity and semblance of ‘social cohesion’, a project that has proven contentious, sometimes violent and arguably, poorly managed. With global migration trends increasingly South-South in orientation and largely inter and intra-regional, this article focuses on South Africa, examining the incentives and disincentives that influence family decisions to transnationalize to South Africa and how those decisions, in turn, shape and are shaped by law, policy and society. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.title A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Working paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Families and Societies Research Unit (FaSRU) en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitation Stulgaitis, M. (2015). <i>A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Families and Societies Research Unit (FaSRU). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21572 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Stulgaitis, Manal <i>A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Families and Societies Research Unit (FaSRU), 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21572 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Stulgaitis M. A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society. 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21572 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Stulgaitis, Manal AB - South Africa is a migration destination with a paradoxical policy environment. On the one hand it is generous – extending access to health care, education and rights for women, homosexuals and persons with disabilities to all persons within its borders. On the other hand, it is stingy and obstructive – tolerating a large informal labour market with uneven protections disadvantaging migrants, high hurdles for asylum seekers and one of the most extreme inequality rates in the world. As transnational workers, children, partners, spouses and parents expand their social, economic and physical footprint beyond their home countries they confront South Africa’s borders, laws and policies. They also encounter South Africa’s ongoing project to build a collective national identity and semblance of ‘social cohesion’, a project that has proven contentious, sometimes violent and arguably, poorly managed. With global migration trends increasingly South-South in orientation and largely inter and intra-regional, this article focuses on South Africa, examining the incentives and disincentives that influence family decisions to transnationalize to South Africa and how those decisions, in turn, shape and are shaped by law, policy and society. DA - 2015-10 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 SM - 978-1-77011-354-1 T1 - A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society TI - A Transnational Family-friendly State? The position of transnational families in the context of South African law and society UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/21572 ER - en_ZA


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