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  • Rural Women Walking and Waiting

    Tara Patricia Cookson

    Chapter from the book: Cookson, T. 2018. Unjust Conditions: Women’s Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs.


    The experiences of CCT recipients reveal uneven geographies and the embodied, tedious work of “walking and waiting.” Juntos local managers are required to travel between villages and collect compliance data. Yet the sheer number of households they manage means that they require women bear the cost of state underinvestment as they travel by foot, patiently queue for services, and “manage up” to ensure that their compliance is registered. Walking and waiting puts rural mothers “in their place”—it reminds them of their lowly social status and reveals a policy that fails to account for women’s time, mobility, and care commitments.

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    Cookson, T. 2018. Rural Women Walking and Waiting. In: Cookson, T, Unjust Conditions. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.49.d

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    Published on May 4, 2018