Maribel Florián Buitrago
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Universidad de la Salle, Colombia


Conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care, as a target of governmental policies are dealt with in this paper. It aims to study this issue within the framework of the problematizations that were built with the development discourse in Colombia during the 1960s. The causal relationship between populational growth and poverty that was opened with the developmental discourse set up important changes in the constructions of the mother subject. How was this process carried out? Next, we will focus on some discourses encouraging what I will hereinafter call motherhood for development.

Keywords: motherhood for development, populational growth, poverty, governmental policies.