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Gender wage work and development in north east Brazil
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 17:41 authored by Benjamin SelwynBenjamin Selwyn
The last three decades have witnessed a major expansion of export agriculture in Latin America and the emergence of largely feminised labour forces. Research has illustrated how farms purposefully construct gendered divisions of labour and how women often experience worse pay and conditions than men. However, it is also important to consider how and why gender divisions of labour change. This article does so by examining export grape production in North East Brazil. It locates farms' practices of gendering work within a three-pronged context of rising buyer requirements, changes in labour supply and the influence of rural trade unions.
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
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