Declining odds

Kinship, women's employment, and political economy in rural Mexico

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-593
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Anthropologist
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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Keywords

  • Class
  • Kinship
  • Mexico
  • Political economy
  • Women

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In: American Anthropologist, Vol. 101, No. 3, 01.01.1999, p. 579-593.

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