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Gender, Pensions and Social Citizenship in Latin America

  • Author: UN, ECLAC
  • Publication date: June 2005
  • Page count: 80
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 03.II.G.96

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This study is intended to provide an analysis of pension reform in Latin America that expressly seeks to avoid the omissions, conceptual traps and logical inconsistencies from which the conventional studies conducted to date have suffered. It begins by examining the gender-related features of the concepts of social citizenship on which pension policy to date has been based. Second, it examines pension systems as one of many care mechanisms and considers them in the context of the social evolution from which they emerged. Finally the paper attempts to provide a fresh approach to the study of social pensions, as well as a way to re-examine the apparently neutral or advantageous nature of many of the pension benefits provided to women.