ERIC Number: ED266063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Five Studies on the Situation of Women in Latin America. Estudios e Informes de la CEPAL. Second Edition.
Economic Commission for Latin America (UN), Santiago (Chile).
Five studies on the situation of women in Latin America focus on (1) the integration of women in development, (2) the family as the immediate social framework of children and women, (3) some types of poor women in Latin America, (4) the educational situation of women, and (5) women in development and housework. An introductory section outlining difficulties stemming from planning, difficulties arising out of the manner in which the situation of women is depicted as a problem, and general guidelines for public policy is followed by a section focusing on specific family characteristics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics in this section include the family as a unit producing goods and services; the family as the object of policies, family trends and economic and social change; size, type, and composition of households; and specific situations dealing with the families of small agricultural producers, seasonal laborers, office workers, and those families in the Andean altiplano, "informal" metropolitan sector, and the Caribbeans. The section on poor women examines the education, occupation, and income status of women in Latin America. A look at the educational situation of women focuses on the economic situation between 1960 and 1970, the situation since 1975, principal problems, and suggestions for public policy. The final section examines characteristics of the employment situation between 1960 and 1970, recent developments, principal problems, and recommendations for action. For each study, guidelines are presented for establishing priorities, strategies, and policy measures that might help improve the situation of women in Latin America. (LH)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Employed Women, Females, Foreign Countries, Latin American Culture, Poverty, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Socioeconomic Status, Womens Education, Womens Studies
United Nations Publications, Sales Section, DC-2-866, New York, NY 10017 (Sales No.E.82.II.G.10).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Economic Commission for Latin America (UN), Santiago (Chile).