Post Doctoral Fellow


Reesha Kara

BSocSci, Hons, MA (UKZN), PhD (Rhodes)

Reesha completed her PhD at Rhodes University. Her research, which adopted a mixed methods approach focused on identifying the trends and characteristics of never married older mothers in South Africa. She currently holds a postdoctoral fellowship in the Neil Aggett Labour Studies Unit (NALSU) and will continue to focus marriage and fertility within a South African context. Specifically, the research looks into the dynamics that surround marriage and childbearing among women of a higher socioeconomic status in South Africa. Reesha has a Master’s degree in Population Studies, Honours degree in Sociology and Bachelor of Social Science (Industrial Psychology and Sociology) degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research interests include gender relations, poverty and social issues concerning women and children.


Kara, R. and Maharaj, P. (2015) Childbearing among Young People in South Africa: Findings from the National Income Dynamics Study. Southern African Journal of Demography, 16(1): 57-85.


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