Paid agroindustrial work and unpaid caregiving for dependents: The gendered dialectics between structure and ggency in Colombia
Greta Friedemann-Sanchez explores the floriculture industry and its workers.
Export-oriented industries, such as floriculture, have long been promoted as tools for international development and economic growth. In addition, women's employment has been promoted as key to improving gender equity and alleviating poverty. Indeed, the floriculture industry in Colombia has been a source of empowerment and security for women, given the absence of employment alternatives and a sociocultural milieu that had proscribed participation by rural women in the formal labor sector.