Flexibility in Domestic Organization and Seasonal Migration Among the Fulani of Northern Burkina Faso

  title={Flexibility in Domestic Organization and Seasonal Migration Among the Fulani of Northern Burkina Faso},
  author={K. Hampshire},
  pages={402 - 426}
  • K. Hampshire
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Africa
  • Abstract Migration patterns among the Fulani of Burkina Faso have changed over recent decades from predominant transhumance, involving whole families, to seasonal rural-to-urban labour migration of young men. This article uses a combination of quantitative and qualitative data to examine the relationships between the new forms of migration and domestic organization. Specifically, it asks the following questions: (1) How do households accommodate the temporary loss of productive members? (2… CONTINUE READING
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