Understanding Migrants Valued Capabilities and Functionings

  • Faith Mkwananzi


The chapter reconciles overlapping themes by classifying them as capabilities and functionings. The short- and long-term aspirations based on the capabilities and functionings valued by migrant youth provide an understanding of choice and agency in disadvantaged settings. Based on these, Mkwananzi also discusses the value placed on education by classifying this into intrinsic and instrumental values. The different degrees of value placed on education by migrant men and women draw attention to gendered influences in higher educational aspirations formation.


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  • Faith Mkwananzi
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  1. 1.Higher Education and Human Development Research GroupUniversity of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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