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CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

2009

Chile

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Beyond The Ley De Cupos: The Variation In Gender Empowerment Between Argentina And Chile, Ameya S. Ananth Mar 2009

Beyond The Ley De Cupos: The Variation In Gender Empowerment Between Argentina And Chile, Ameya S. Ananth

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

This thesis identifies the variance in gender empowerment between Argentina and Chile, two countries that share countless parallels in histories, cultural norms, and political achievements. Using women’s formal legislative representation as a gauge for gender empowerment, this comparative study uses a most-similar-systems design to investigate and generate a hypothesis of the factors that contribute to Chilean women’s lack of empowerment, contrasting with the mechanisms by which Argentine women have achieved empowerment.

Both Catholic nations of the Southern Cone re-democratized following military regimes, currently enjoy female heads of state and possess similar cultural phenomena where motherhood has defined women ...