Work and Family: Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance Chioda, Laura 2016-02-11T18:21:16Z 2016-02-11T18:21:16Z 2016-05-19
dc.description.abstract Over recent decades, women in Latin America and the Caribbean have increased their labor force participation faster than in any other region of the world. This evolution occurred in the context of more general progress in women’s status. Female enrollment rates have increased at all levels of education, fertility rates have declined, and social norms have shifted toward gender equality. This report sheds light on the complex relationship between stages of economic development and female economic participation. It documents a shift in women’s perceptions whereby work has become a fundamental part of their identity, highlighting the distinction between jobs and careers. These dynamics are made more complex by the acknowledgment that individuals are part of larger economic units—families. As development progresses and the options available to women expand, the need to balance career and family takes greater importance. New tensions emerge, paradoxically made possible by decades of steady gains. Understanding the new challenges women face as they balance work and family is thus crucial for policy. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-8485-5
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC: World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries Latin American Development Forum;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject labor force participation
dc.subject fertility rates
dc.subject gender equity
dc.subject school enrollment
dc.subject career balance
dc.title Work and Family en
dc.title.subtitle Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance en
dc.type Book en
dc.type Livre fr
dc.type Libro es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title Work and Family: Latin American and Caribbean Women in Search of a New Balance 2016-05-19
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Annual Report
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-8485-5 105982
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.geographical Latin America
okr.topic Gender :: Gender and Economics
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Equity and Development
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Inequality
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Achieving Shared Growth
okr.unit Office of the Chief Economist, Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCRCE)
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