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Economic Reforms, Social Policy, and the Family Economy in Chile

Veronica Montecinos

Review of Social Economy, 1997, vol. 55, issue 2, 224-234

Abstract: Chile's long tradition of welfare programs included “generous” benefits for many working women. The social security system, however, perpetuated significant forms of gender and class inequality. In the 1970s and 1980s, poverty was greatly increased by sweeping market reforms. The military government responded to the high social costs with a minimal safety net which targeted expectant mothers, small children and the extremely poor, but was inadequate for most of the population. After the return of democracy, income distribution has improved in the 1990s. Yet, much needs to be done to promote family well-being through effective and participatory social policies.

Keywords: women; family; social security; Chile; well-being (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1997
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