Unformatted text preview: ironing for other people, taking care of other people’s kids, sewing. Remittances-money that men sent to their family in mexico from US. Reason women want to migrate to US-reunite the family, sought for better standard of living, and relief from double work of working and taking care of household. But women’s desire rarely coincided with that of their husbands. It was hard to find a house for large family, and life was very hard in US, and didn’t want their kids to be part of gangs and drugs, and men had freedom that they didn’t have in Mexico(took mistresses, some even started their 2 nd families). But women were tenacious- women working in US would put some relief on husbands. Once women and men got back in US, it was more egalitarian because men were able to do domestic works....
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- Winter '10
- bracero program, Long term effect, Male migrant labor