Política y cultura
Print version ISSN 0188-7742
CHABLE CAN, Elia M. S.; GURRI GARCIA, Francisco D.; MOLINA ROSALES, Dolores O. and SCHMOOK, Birgit. Fuentes de ingreso y empoderamiento de las mujeres campesinas en el municipio de Calakmul, Campeche. Polít. cult. [online]. 2007, n.28, pp. 71-95. ISSN 0188-7742.
This paper analyzes the relationship between source of income and type of expenditure through the decisions made by 92 peasant women from Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico during an entire agricultural cycle. Results show that even amongst women with little money, income generated or obtained independently by this gender is spent more on capital goods, children's education, and luxury goods than the money they obtain from their husbands and other relatives. We use these results to discusse that the empowerment of women and the source of income they represent are of mayor importance to family economy.
Keywords : source of income; empowerment; gender; decision-making; Calakmul.