Gender Systems and Women’s Labor Force Participation in the Salmon Industry in Chiloé, Chile

Eduardo Ramirez, R. Ruben

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This paper, which follows the emergence of the salmon industry in the 1990s in Chiloé, Chile, demonstrates that factors restricting women’s participation in labor force and wage differences between women and men are related to the gender systems operating in Chiloe. Results indicate that these systems reflect the territory’s demographic and agrarian history and that local gender systems have a positive influence on women’s participation in the labor market, though this is not accompanied by decreased salary discrimination in the salmon industry. The implication is that territory-specific and gender factors must be considered in national employment policies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-104
JournalWorld Development
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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