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The social history of Chile

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Chile's social history in general

Chile's Rich
By S. Rosenfeld and J. L. Marre, NACLA Report on the Americas, May/June 1997. Free market economic restructuring and transnationalization of the past 20 years has transferred wealth and power to a small number of conglomerates, led to a decline in the percentage of national income going to wages, impoverishment of part of the middle class, deterioration of job quality, and a new rich upper middle class.
Unemployment Looms for Juvenile Dropouts
By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS, 8 October 1997. The job market for unskilled labor has disappeared, so that lack of skills amount youth, women, and poor result in massive unemployment.
Pinochet says in Chile there is "Clean Poverty"
Translated from Los Tiempos (Cochabamba, Bolivia), 4 December 1997.
25 years after coup, is Chile a model for social security?
Special Citation Will Be Presented Thursday in Washington. From Institute for Public Accuracy, 8 September 1998. U.S. Cato Institute claims Chile offers a model for social security programs, but the facts suggest quite otherwise.

Gender and women's history of Chile

Courts Biased Against Women, NGOs Say
By Lilian Flores, IPS, 23 July 1998. The report of the first Tribunal on the Rights of Women highlights the discrimination women face at the hands of Chile's justice system.
'Equal' in Constitution - But no Gender Equity
By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS, 17 May 1999. In practice, gender equality remains a distant goal, due to continued discrimination in areas like health, work and the family.

Chilean students

New student loans announced
ChilNet extract from El Mercurio, La Epoca, 26 February 1997. New student loan program.
Maintaining VAT for education a good decison. Interview with Education Minister Jose Pablo Arellano
ChilNet extract from El Mercurio, 4 March 1997. The government and the opposition still have not reached a consensus on how to finance the reform, so implementation so far only partial.
Newspaper accounts of the university protests
From ChilNet, June 1997. A set of newspaper accounts of the university student uprisings.

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