Dollarization, Distortion, and the Transformation of Work
Dollarization, Distortion, and the Transformation of Work in Font, Mauricio A. (ed) Changing Cuba in a Changing World (Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies; New York, 2008), chapter 20
This paper looks at Cuba’s new labour context and assesses the choices facing workers in a constantly shifting constellation of income-earning options, including work in the formal state sector, a newly established “private” sector, and/or growing informal and black markets. It examines the options available to Cuban workers and the strategic decisions they must make to determine where best to devote their labour time and energy. At the same time, it asks what consequences the changing nature of “work” in Cuba has for citizen-state relationships, and how the reconceptualization of work may affect broader models of citizenship and political governance.