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The spread of the cash economy is definitely showing in many countries.

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The spread of the cash economy is definitely showing in many countries. Cash economy is becoming widely increases and this is an incredible factor for people around the world, because the cash economy are helping people who are in need of money to survive. Cash economy is defined as people migrating to cities to work and able to obtain money through work and more women are being able to obtain a job. In this essay I will be talking about the development of the cash economy and the necessity of wage labour on the division of labour in the family among women, men, and children. Throughout the essay I will use examples from Women in Andes, Women and men, Power and Powerlessness in Lesotho, and Women and Migration in Contemporary West Africa. Women in Andes It is true that a lot of countries around the world are having major issues with poverty. As stated in the article Women in Andes "Poverty had become more of a burden because the family had only limited access to agricultural lands, because she had no close relatives in Chiuchin or the higher agricultural towns, and because her husband a traveling merchant. Contributed only irregularly to the family's finances" (Bourque and Warrren, p.91) ...read more.

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155). When the men are earning money from the cash economy the wives at home get some of the money, as Mueller states that "and it is the combination of large-scale migration, with the upward spiral in mine wages, the increasing inability of Lesotho to support herself agriculturally, and the authoritarian and potentially explosive political situation in Lesotho which depletes village life of vitality and valuable resources" (Mueller, p.156) which shows that the effect of the cash economy provides women with agriculture. Agriculture is an important part of a women effect of the cash economy Mueller says that " in terms of time spent and energy consumed, however, women are the primary cultivators and, aside from child care and domestic maintenance, spend most of their time in agricultural activity, which brings them into constant and necessary contact with other villagers" (Mueller, p.157). However, women are helping the cash economy as Muller says "women often sell fruit and vegetables from the gardens around their homes or raise and sell pigs and chickens. They also brew and sell beer or sell handicrafts. Occasionally they are able to sell some small portion of their crops" (Mueller, p. 161) they are making money, which is increasing the cash economy, but also is part of their wage labour. ...read more.

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As many women are getting hobs due to the cash economy more women want to finish school and get a better job. Sudarkasa states that "more and more of these young women regard themselves as overqualified academically and underqualified experientially for the types of work that women do in the rural areas" (Sudarkasa, p.185). The necessity of wage labour becomes a very important part of women division of labour because of there jobs in the urban areas. Men wage labour is still a necessity for them to provide for the household. Due to more work there are less children to be born and less burden on children to help out in the family. In conclusion we can see that these three articles have similar ideas about the effect of the cash economy and the necessity for wage labour. We can say that the studies help us see how the cash economy are becoming more widely adapted in many countries to help people in need and help the countries become a better place. More of the women are taking on the responsibility of men and filling in the roles of men as the men are working in the cash economy. The division of wage labour is obviously a necessity to the family because it provides a source of living and earning to help families who are in need. ...read more.

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