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Labor laws in Latin America have traditionally discriminated against domestic workers, mandating longer legal work hours and lower benefits. While elite resistance to reform has been widespread, during the past twenty years a handful of countries have instituted equal rights. This book examines how domestic workers’ mobilization, strategic alliances, and political windows of opportunity can lead to improved rights even in a region as unequal as Latin America.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Tables
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acronyms
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Domestic Workers in Latin America Today
  2. pp. 9-38
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  1. 2. Overcoming Elite Resistance
  2. pp. 39-67
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  1. 3. Working in Chronic Informality
  2. pp. 68-82
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  1. 4. Bolivia and Costa Rica: Social Mobilization and Reform from the Bottom Up
  2. pp. 83-105
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  1. 5. Uruguay and Chile
  2. pp. 106-129
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 130-141
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 143-155
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  1. References
  2. pp. 157-169
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 171-185
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780271053912
Related ISBN
9780271053271
MARC Record
OCLC
784958290
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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