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Unemployment in 20th-Century Chile
Angela Vergara-Marshall, California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc.

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Fighting Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile (Book)
Title: Fighting Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile
Author: Angela Vergara
Abstract: In Fighting Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile, Ángela Vergara narrates the story of how industrial and mine workers, peasants and day laborers, as well as blue-collar and white-collar employees earned a living through periods of economic, political, and social instability in twentieth-century Chile. The Great Depression transformed how Chileans viewed work and welfare rights and how they related to public institutions. Influenced by global and regional debates, the state put modern agencies in place to count and assist the poor and expand their social and economic rights. Weaving together bottom-up and transnational approaches, Vergara underscores the limits of these policies and demonstrates how the benefits and protections of wage labor became central to people’s lives and culture, and how global economic recessions, political oppression, and abusive employers threatened their working-class culture. Fighting Unemployment in Twentieth-Century Chile contributes to understanding the profound inequality that permeates Chilean history through a detailed analysis of the relationship between welfare professionals and the unemployed, the interpretation of labor laws, and employers’ everyday attitudes.
Year: 2021
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Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780822946793
Copy sent to NEH?: No