Gender, pensions and social citizenship in Latin America
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Published by United Nations, ECLAC, Women and Development Unit in Santiago .
Written in English


  • Pensions -- Latin America,
  • Women -- Pensions -- Latin America

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StatementDaniel M. Giménez
SeriesSerie Mujer y desarrollo -- 46, Serie Mujer et desarrollo -- 46
ContributionsUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Women and Development Unit
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15530966M

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Abstract. Citizenship has, since the s, become the currency of much political and historical analysis, with work from within this perspective appearing in virtually all regions of the world. 1 It is however not surprising that this concept has come to occupy such a special place within contemporary political and theoretical debates, Cited by: 1. Organised women have played a central role in the continued struggle for democracy in the region and with it gender justice. The foregrounding of human rights, and within them the recognition of women's rights, has offered women a strategic advantage in pursuing their goals of an inclusive by: Ileana Rodríguez is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Ohio State University. She is the author of Women, Guerrillas, and Love: Understanding War in Central America and House/Garden/Nation: Space, Gender, and Ethnicity in Postcolonial Latin American Literatures by Women, also published by Duke University Press. In the past thirty years, women's representation and gender equality has developed unevenly in Latin America. Some countries have experienced large increases in gender equality in political offices, whereas others have not, and even within countries, some political arenas have become more gender equal whereas others continue to exude intense gender inequality.

gender-friendly elements in their pension systems to try to improve women’s access to social security. This paper evaluates the sources of gender inequality in old-age protection and the way in which recent pension reforms in Latin America have tried to compensate and overcome some of the gender biases in previous systems. This article provides new evidence on gender gaps in access to pensions and in pension income in four Southern Cone countries in Latin America and analyses their evolution between and Social protection serves as an important development tool, helping to alleviate deprivation, reduce social risks, raise household income and develop human capital. This book brings together an interdisciplinary team of international experts to analyse social protection systems and welfare regimes across contemporary Latin America.   This paper aims to identify the main contributing factors to the observed gender pay inequality in the last 10 years in Latin America and the Caribbean. It also aims to identify the main restrictions to design evidence-based policy. The average woman in the region works 25 h more per month than the average man. Yet only half of women in the region are paid for or otherwise profit from Author: Rosangela Bando.

This collection, edited by a leading feminist and social scientist in Latin America, offers a broad discussion of questions that are central to understanding gender in the continent, including social conditions, politics, and economic development, with special attention to social movements and citizenship. Migrations and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders, and Gender [Benhabib, Seyla, Resnik, Judith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Migrations and Price: $ In Women's Activism in Latin America and the Caribbean a group of interdisciplinary scholars analyze and document the diversity, vibrancy, and effectiveness of women's experiences and organizing in that area during the past four decades. Most of the expressions of collective agency . Latin America's population is aging, and many among the growing elderly population are not protected by traditional pension schemes. In response, policy makers have been reevaluating their income protection systems so that between and , the majority Cited by: