PST380.4 Women and Workforce

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica; may not be offered every semester. In this course, students will analyze the challenges and problems associated with the participation of women in the world of work. You will review its evolution, evaluate from a critical point of view the way in which the protection of women at work has been legislated, and review the challenges faced by legislations and different societies in this scenario. During the class, lectures will be complemented with team-based and group learning experiences, analysis of bibliographic texts, and case studies. The evaluations will consist of written tests, group debates, and a final oral exam.

In this class, you will:

  • Analyze and compare the historical evolution of women’s participation in the Chilean and international workforces.
  • Reflect on social components, economic factors, and cultural elements associated with the low participation of women in the workforce, both in Chile and abroad.
  • Critically assess the current regulations in connection with the role of women in the workplace and the regulations related to motherhood, co-parenting, equal payment, and policies of non-discrimination based on sex.
  • Discuss the challenges faced by legislatures and societies to promote and encourage the incorporation, performance, and retention of women in the world of work.

(PUC #DER505S)

Department: Policy Studies

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3