Title

Declining Odds: Kinship, Women's Employment, and Political Economy in Rural Mexico

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Abstract

Some women in San Cosme Mazatecochco, a rural community in central Mexico, whose families have more diverse networks and a slight economic advantage, use the community's flexible kinship system to get more secure employment. But their ability to do so is limited by the larger political economy. As the Mexican economy deteriorates for working-class Mexicans and the class system becomes more closed, more women participate in the labor force and more women have marginal employment.

DOI

10.1525/aa.1999.101.3.579

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