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The life course of Black women in South Africa in the 1990s: generation, age, and period in the decade of HIV and political liberation

Zena Stein, Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Mervyn Susser

in A Life Course Approach to Women's Health

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780192632890
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723629 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632890.003.0017

Series: Life Course Approach to Adult Health

The life course of Black women in South Africa in the 1990s: generation, age, and period in the decade of HIV and political liberation

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This chapter describes elements of the transition to liberal democracy over the past decade for two birth cohorts of women in South Africa. It also considers the HIV epidemic. The focus is on the comparative effects of the political, social, and epidemic changes on the life course experience of those born in the 1950s and the 1970s.

Keywords: South African women; apartheid; Black women; HIV infection

Chapter.  9996 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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