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Housing ownership among female migrants in South Africa: the case of metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas

Philomene Nsengiyumva, University of the Western Cape
Gabriel G. Tati, University of the Western Cape

This paper aims at identifying the determinants of housing ownership among female migrants, in comparing metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas of South Africa. This new migration phenomenon is observed to influence housing accessibility among female migrants in the areas of destinations. Yet, little is known about the factors influencing housing ownership among female migrants in order to acquire a place to live in. This method of housing acquisition of female migrants is still imperfectly documented. Hence, the main focus is the differentiation of housing ownership among female migrants living in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and also to identify the variables contributing towards housing ownership. This study uses data of the 2007 Community Survey. Logistic regression analysis was performed to highlight the variables contributing to housing ownership. The key findings indicate that duration of residence plays an important role in the acquisition of housing ownership among female migrants in metropolitan areas.

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Presented in Session 69: Female Migration: Patterns, Adaptation and Lifestyle