Gender, migration and urban development in Costa Rica: the case of Guanacaste.

@article{Chant1991GenderMA,
  title={Gender, migration and urban development in Costa Rica: the case of Guanacaste.},
  author={Sylvia Chant},
  journal={Geoforum; journal of physical, human, and regional geosciences},
  year={1991},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={237-53}
}
  • Sylvia Chant
  • Published 1991 in
    Geoforum; journal of physical, human, and…
Factors fueling urbanization in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica are explored and how the pattern of urban growth reflects gender divisions of labor is considered. Urbanization in Latin America has been due largely to the expansion of economic activities in urban centers, but in Guanacaste, rural employment persists among the poor. Towns in this peripheral province have witnessed no major expansion in urban-based employment opportunities. On the basis of an in-depth survey of urban dwellers in… CONTINUE READING