Neo-liberal economic reforms and women in Chile

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Abstract

By the end of the 1970s, deregulation policies had substantially dismantled the mixed economy and one of the most progressive social welfare systems in the region. The massive economic changes implemented in the 1970s and 1980s under an authoritarian political regime - and the continuation of these policies by the democratically elected government since 1990 - have persuaded the international agencies that Chile is an exemplar of successful reform. After a detailed account of the economic reforms under Pinochet, this chapter examines their impact on women. Special attention is paid to policies addressing poverty, labour, social security and health. The specific conditions that brought gender issues to the policy agenda are also examined. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-177
Number of pages18
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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