Key Texts for Latin American Sociology comprises translations of key texts from the Latin American Sociology canon. It is the first book to curate and then translate these key texts into English, bringing together texts from leading sociologists in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bolivia, and Uruguay, to provide comprehensive coverage of a wide range of issues in Latin American Sociology. By drawing attention to embedded issues such as development, inequalities, oppression and representation, the key texts approach sociology in its most authentic terms: as a means of understanding and committing to social change. The result of five years of collaboration between colleagues from 15 Latin American Countries, this volume was conceived at a workshop in Mendoza in 2013, where the scientific committee discussed the difference between “classics” and “key-texts” in Latin American sociology.

Households, Families and Social Inequalities in Latin America1

Households, Families and Social Inequalities in Latin America1

Households, Families and Social Inequalities in Latin America
Marina Ariza Orlandina de Oliveira

The evolution of household social inequalities in Latin America over the past decade reflects both the effect of socio-economic processes and the secular trends associated with demographic change. The context of recurrent economic crises, moderate growth and increased income concentration that has accompanied the economic model currently underway in the region has forced families to intensify the utilization of their labour supply. Women’s labour force participation constituted a crucial household strategy to obtain additional economic resources for family survival. Nevertheless, the deterioration of employment opportunities and gender inequalities (occupational segregation and gender discrimination) prevailing in the ...

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