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Women work and care for children in a braceros family home in San Mateo, Mexico.

Women work and care for children in a braceros family home in San Mateo, Mexico.

Description

Women framed by an arch work and care for children in their San Mateo, Mexico, bracero family home. When the cost of living outstripped wages in villages like San Mateo Atenco, many men enrolled as braceros. Families stayed behind.

Original Caption: This is one of the two rooms for a family of nine people living in San Mateo - - about 20 miles south of Mexico City. Other room is a kitchen, work room, and storeroom. When work is available in the village, a Mexican laborer may earn about 10 pesos per day Because of this, the wageearner of the family here wants to go to the U.S. as a farm laborer where he may earn much more anywhere from 4 weeks up to 6 months.

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Creator

Leonard Nadel

Date

1956-00-00

Bibliographic Citation

Leonard Nadel, "Women work and care for children in a braceros family home in San Mateo, Mexico.," in Bracero History Archive, Item #1499, http://braceroarchive.org/items/show/1499 (accessed August 22, 2019).

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