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It’s not work that’s fixed in one place, this packaging work is almost two months. Then it finishes, then you have to move to another place, and from there to another place ... like that, mini seasons, mini seasons, wherever the work is. (Julián, 25, La Colonia, Argentina, 2006) Working as a packager and as a pieceworker tended to require extremely long hours, but migrants were more likely to end up earning more than an average agricultural daily wage: For contract work you don’t earn much, because he [the employer] sets the price, ‘I’m going to pay you so much a month’, he says and that’s it.
The majority of those who returned were those with young families, as living expenses were much cheaper in Churquiales. As Goldin and Reinert point out, it is easier for those who are young and single to take more risks in response to wage differentials between countries, but harder for those with young families and greater obligations (2012: 179). Rebecca, her husband, Pepe, and their young child returned for five years, but as they were still young, they did not own their own land to sow in Churquiales.
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