Culture, Community, and Health [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

Mujeres en ecoturismo

Creator

Emily Doherty

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Publication Date

April 2014

Abstract

Abstract

Ecotourism is one of Costa Rica's main industries, and while it brings huge economic capital into the country, these new opportunities are not equally distributed among all genders. Women are slowly gaining social equality, but currently women are limited by only getting specific domestic jobs in the ecotourism industry. Many argue that ecotourism in Monteverde is empowering women and it is true that more women are getting jobs outside the home, however, they are generally still confined to domestic types of jobs like cleanin and cooking. A survey of 12 businesses in Monteverde revealed that out of 22 outdoor educational ecotourism guides, only 2 of them were women. The women who are working in ecotourism are not being active members of the experiential process.

Keywords

Ecotourism, Ecoturismo, Women, Mujeres, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone, Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde, Mount Holyoke and Goucher 2014

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Ecotourism; Ecoturismo; Women; Mujeres; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Monteverde Zone; Costa Rica--Puntarenas--Zona de Monteverde; Mount Holyoke and Goucher 2014

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Monteverde Institute

Identifier

M38-00111

Women in ecotourism

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