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

Harriet K Eliufoo, Huba Nguluma
2016 International Journal of Social Science Studies  
The paper has explored the geographical mobility o f men and wo men emp loyed 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 s patial mob ility is gender specific; observing a majo rity o f wo men average travel distance to work sites is 3.4 kilo metres while that for men site workers is 11.8 kilo metres. The study has also established the geographical mobility
more » ... aphical mobility variation for men and wo men 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. Alternative hypothesis Ha: µ1≠ µ2 (2)
doi:10.11114/ijsss.v4i12.1995 fatcat:277mkxoms5bdfa63mw6st75mhi