WIDER Seminar Series

Patricia Funjika on social stratification and intergenerational mobility in Africa - examining linkages with pre-colonial African society

WIDER Seminar Series

Patricia Funjika will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 4 June 2019. 

Abstract – Social stratification and intergenerational mobility in Africa - examining linkages with pre-colonial African society

Research shows an association between pre-colonial ethnic institutions which existed in a country and contemporary development in Africa. Pre-colonial Africa society was characterised by inequalities within ethnic groups and in this paper, we use historical ethnographical data to explore the linkages between the social stratification systems that existed then and differences in intergenerational mobility in present day societies.

About the speaker

Patricia Funjika is a PhD Economics student at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. A Zambian national, she is currently employed at the University of Zambia as a Researcher at the Institute of Economic and Social Research.

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For more information email richardson@wider.unu.edu

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