The Experience of Women Regarding Chilean Government Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rosario Undurraga, Natalia López-Hornickel

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Abstract

This study explores the experience of ten possible beneficiaries of the measures provided by the Chilean government during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic through remote semi-structured interviews. The results show a scenario of improvisation. Instead of relying on solid gender equity policies, a patchwork of focused measures was implemented, which increased uncertainty and vulnerability. As a result, women experienced sorrow and despair while facing economic constraints and care tasks mostly on their own. This article shows that care remains invisible in politics while overwhelmingly evident at home. Social care policies are urgently needed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of Latin American Research
Early online date27 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Jun 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to the funding from DIP (Dirección de Investigación y Publicaciones), Universidad Finis Terrae.

Keywords

  • care
  • COVID-19
  • gender
  • public policies
  • welfare state
  • women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development

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