CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

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Free trade agreements and female labour: The chilean situation

This article analyses the relations between economic integration processes, employment and equality of opportunities between men and women. To this end, the case of Chile is considered, where simultaneous processes of internationalization of the economy, the pursuit of economic integration agreements and the growing incorporation of women into the labour force are taking place. The relation between integration agreements and the labour situation of women derives from three factors. Firstly, the new trade flows affect employment and wages, and there may be a differential effect by sex if the female labour force is concentrated in particular, sectors of production.

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