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dc.contributor.authorMuthoni Mwaura, Grace
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-22T08:40:48Z
dc.date.available2017-05-22T08:40:48Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/12985
dc.description.abstractSide-hustling – the engagement in diverse income-earning activities – has become a common phenomenon among Kenyan educated youth who are increasingly faced with formal employment uncertainties. In this article, I examine how aspirations and expectations of educated youth are formed within their opportunity space, involving their assessment of what is possible within their geographical, socioeconomic and political contexts, and given their own qualities and characteristics. Through the life stories of six educated young farmers interviewed in 2014, I show how side-hustling offered them an alternative livelihood strategy; a means for self-improvement; and a reconfiguration of their imagined futures. The article suggests moving beyond our deductive statistical analyses of who is employed and who is not; and instead utilising a youth livelihood framework which helps to understand how young people make meaning of themselves and opportunities around them in extreme socioeconomic conditions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;48.3
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence, which permits downloading and sharing provided the original authors and source are credited – but the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectChildren and Youthen
dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleThe Side-Hustle: Diversified Livelihoods of Kenyan Educated Young Farmersen
dc.typeSeries paper (IDS)en
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamRural Futuresen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2017.126
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-05-22
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