Activity Locus and Geographical Mobility: A Gender Perspective Case of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Harriet K Eliufoo, Huba Nguluma


The paper has explored the geographical mobility of men and women employed in construction sites. A total of 130 female and male construction workers were interviewed from fifteen construction sites in the City of Dar es Salaam.

The paper has established spatial mobility is gender specific; observing a majority of women average travel distance to work sites is 3.4 kilometres while that for men site workers is 11.8 kilometres. The study has also established the geographical mobility variation for men and women working in construction sites in Dar es Salaam City are of statistical significant. The empirical research study done conforms to theory that mobility is a resource and access to it is influenced by a society’s social construct, cultural values and beliefs, and social economic factors.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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