Socio-economic impacts of privatisation on women made redundant from Sudan's banking and manufacturing sectors

Khalfalla, Limiaa Abdelgafar (2012) Socio-economic impacts of privatisation on women made redundant from Sudan's banking and manufacturing sectors. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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This study focuses on the experiences of a group of women made redundant from public sector institutions in Sudan. It aims to explore the consequences of privatisation and redundancy on women's employment, and economic and social positions.

It also considers whether the women's experiences varied according to their occupations, as the study sample comprised women professionals and women workers made redundant from the banking and manufacturing sectors respectively. This research is of particular importance, because it primarily sets out to investigate the changes that happened in women's employment status, as well as women's economic and social positions, as a result of privatisation policies that emerged in a fast-track process implemented in public sector institutions in the early 1990s. In addition to the socio-cultural factors that are structurally rooted in that society, particular aspects undermine women's position in society, including patriarchal structures that were historically institutionalised at the household, society, labour market, and state level, and the discriminatory gender inequalities practised against women in the domestic domain. The collective interactions among these have seriously undermined women's employment, and their economic and social positions in Sudan.

The findings from this study indicate that women, made redundant as a result of privatisation, experienced adverse impacts on their employment status, as well as their livelihoods.

Constraints within the context where women experienced redundancy due to privatisation, still do not consider the changing positions of women in public sector institutions, and at the household level as well.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Pascall, G.
Song, L.
Keywords: Women employees, Dismissal of, Privatization, Officials and employees, Dismissal of, Sudan
Subjects: H Social sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Item ID: 30668
Depositing User: Airey, Ms Valerie
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2015 14:16
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 20:16

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