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dc.contributor.authorPatricia Cookson, Tara
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-05-08 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:46:35Z
dc.identifier649692
dc.identifierOCN: 1035557669
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/30158
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/34404
dc.description.abstractUnjust Conditions follows the lives and labors of poor mothers in rural Peru, richly documenting the ordeals they face to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programs. Championed by behavioral economists and the World Bank, conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are praised as efficient mechanisms for changing poor people’s behavior. While rooted in good intentions and dripping with the rhetoric of social inclusion, CCT programs’ successes ring hollow, based solely on metrics for children’s attendance at school and health appointments. Looking beyond these statistics reveals a host of hidden costs for the mothers who meet the conditions. With a poignant voice and keen focus on ethnographic research, Tara Patricia Cookson turns the reader’s gaze to women’s care work in landscapes of grossly inadequate state investment, cleverly drawing out the tensions between social inclusion and conditionality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTF Development studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.otherperu
dc.subject.otherbehavioral economics
dc.subject.otherdevelopment
dc.subject.otherpoverty
dc.subject.otherrural
dc.subject.othergender
dc.subject.otherinclusion
dc.subject.otherconditional cash transfer
dc.subject.otherethnography
dc.subject.otherCajamarca
dc.subject.otherCare work
dc.subject.otherLima
dc.titleUnjust Conditions
dc.title.alternativeWomen's Work and the Hidden Cost of Cash Transfer Programs
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1525/luminos.49
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy19856893-4bf2-4e3e-9137-c7692d64e4c1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of California Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitewww.ucpress.edu
oapen.relation.isbn9780520969520
oapen.pages212
oapen.place.publicationOakland


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