Gender and the Politics of Gradual Change

Social Policy Reform and Innovation in Chile

  • Silke Staab

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Silke Staab
    Pages 1-18
  3. Silke Staab
    Pages 77-107
  4. Silke Staab
    Pages 109-134
  5. Silke Staab
    Pages 163-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-254

About this book


This book explores recent social policy reforms and innovations in Chile. Focusing on four major reform episodes — health, pensions, childcare, and maternity leave — Silke Staab unveils the complex interplay of factors that have shaped the successes and failures of actors pursuing positive gender change in social policy. She shows that even in highly constrained settings positive gender change is possible, but that its scope and quality are bound to vary in response to sector-specific institutional constraints and opportunities.


South American politics Institutionalism Chilean politics Latin American politcs Gender equality Healthcare Maternity leave Childcare Pensions

Authors and affiliations

  • Silke Staab
    • 1
  1. 1.UN WomenNew YorkUSA

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