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Doctoral Student

 Reesha Kara

Reesha Kara

Reesha is currently pursuing a PhD at ISER focusing on non-marital fertility among middle aged women in South Africa. The research adopts a mixed methods approach and focuses on highlighting the trends and patterns of non-martial fertility among middle aged women and identifying the possible socio-demographic and economic determinants of non-marital fertility in South Africa. The study also addresses critical questions on the emerging trend of female-headed and female-linked households and how these household structures fare under policy which has been modelled on the traditional nuclear family structure.

She holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Industrial Psychology and Sociology, Honours in Sociology and Masters in Population Studies all from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research interests include fertility, poverty, gender relations and social issues concerning South Africa’s youth. 

Last Modified: Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:40:38 SAST