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Women at Work: Challenges for Latin America

Frances Lund, Suzanne Duryea, Esteban Puentes (), Andrew Morrison, Jaime Tenjo Galarza (), Manuelita Ureta, Dante Contreras (), Alejandra Cox Edwards, Ruthanne Deutsch, Rocío Ribero Medina, Armando Barrientos, Claudia Piras (), Luisa Bernat Díaz, Tomás Rau, Lourdes Benería and Hugo Ñopo ()

No 424 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: "Women at Work: Challenges for Latin America" presents a series of empirical studies that use household survey data from Latin America to analyze trends in female labor force participation rates, the impact of trade liberalization on women's work, tendencies in gender wage differentials and occupational segregation, and the gender implications of pension reform. This book presents evidence that women are overrepresented in the informal sector, which means that a large and growing majority of working women have no access to formal social insurance and labor instruments. A comparative analysis across countries provides a general perspective of the situation of Latin American women in the labor force.

Keywords: Latin American labor market; employment patterns; trade openness; salary differences; occupational segregation; gender inequities; pension systems; social protection; informal economy; pension reforms; mujer; género; mercado laboral; brecha salarial; segregación; trabajo femenino; protección social; empleo informal; sistema de pensiones (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-12
ISBN: 1-931003-95-5
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