ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 11, Número 3. JUL-SEP 2014

GENDER, CARE ECONOMY AND PAYMENT FOR RURAL DOMESTIC WORK IN JILOTEPEC, ESTADO DE MÉXICO

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Domestic work and caring for girls, elderly and sick women by rural women creates added value and economic wealth; it develops the care economy to address the needs of the family and ensures social equilibrium in the political aspect. The value of housewives’ work in México is equivalent, in millions, to 21 % of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), above the contribution by the construction segment. The time and effort invested by rural women is equivalent to four working days per day to tend to their household, job, family and agricultural and livestock production. Taking into consideration the gender perspective, feminist theory and care economy, the following question is set out: if domestic and care work adds value to the GDP, why is it not paid? This study performs an economic valuation of domestic and care work in rural families of the municipality of Jilotepec, Estado de México, and suggests their monetary payment.

Palabras clave: feminist economy, rural development, rural women

Volumen 11, Número 3

Volumen 11, Número 3
JUL-SEP 2014


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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