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1. Winter, Samantha, 1985-. Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2017, Rutgers University

Background: Approximately 2.4 billion people around the world lack access to basic sanitation. Sanitation access has proven to be a particularly persistent obstacle to meeting international, national, and local poverty alleviation and sustainability initiatives, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Literature has shown that women living in informal settlements in these “developing” contexts are disproportionately burdened by lack of access to sanitation. These women, who are often socially and economically disadvantaged, are not only more likely to be excluded from accessing basic services, such as water and sanitation, but are likely to suffer a broader range of consequences from lacking access. While there have been a number of studies over the last decade recognizing women’s unique relationship to sanitation and the disproportionate disadvantages women face as a result of lacking access to sanitation, there have been very few studies focused exclusively on the multi-level factors associated with women’s ability to access and utilize sanitation in informal settlements in East Africa. The purpose of the dissertation was to explore these factors in a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya using a multiphase, mixed methods approach. Methods: The study design for the project was approved in May 2015. Data collection for the project was carried out independently in Mathare Valley informal settlement. Case studies of 55 women in Mathare were carried out between September 2015 and February 2016. Between April 2016 and June 2016, 550 household-level surveys were collected. The project concluded with a period of preliminary analysis and member checking carried out in Mathare between June and August 2016. The goals of this dissertation were to investigate: (1) women’s sanitation utilization practices in Mathare; (2) the factors that women identify as influencing their utilization practices; (3) the role that women's fear of victimization/perceived sense of safety plays in women’s utilization practices; (4) the role that the proximal social context plays in women's utilization practices; and (5) women’s solutions to current sanitation challenges in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya. Key Findings: The first aim of the dissertation was to document and empirically analyze the complexity of women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in Nairobi and to generalize about these sanitation practices without losing all the complexity. Findings from the study revealed that women’s sanitation profiles are heterogeneous not just in terms of how they manage urine and feces, but also in terms of when. Qualitative findings from the first phase of the study revealed that women in these environments often have up to four different strategies for dealing with their basic sanitation needs in any given 24-hour period. Findings also suggested that even these daily sanitation routines may be interrupted or changed based on a number of factors. Results from a latent class analysis of quantitative data suggested that there are 5… Advisors/Committee Members: Peterson, N. Andrew (chair), Barchi, Francis (internal member), McMahon, Sarah (internal member), Dreibelbis, Robert (outside member), Ocharo, Robinson (outside member), School of Graduate Studies.

Subjects/Keywords: Women – Africa; Sub-Saharan

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APA (6th Edition):

Winter, Samantha, 1. (2017). Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya. (Doctoral Dissertation). Rutgers University. Retrieved from https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/55769/

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Winter, Samantha, 1985-. “Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/55769/.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Winter, Samantha, 1985-. “Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya.” 2017. Web. 14 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Winter, Samantha 1. Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Rutgers University; 2017. [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/55769/.

Council of Science Editors:

Winter, Samantha 1. Identifying factors associated with women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of Mathare Valley in Nairobi, Kenya. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Rutgers University; 2017. Available from: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/55769/

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