Fall 2006

Dr. Kirsten Sehnbruch
Employment Policy in Latin America

In every country’s development process, macroeconomic growth is filtered down to individuals mainly by means of their employment. Latin America’s development experience over the last decade is now acknowledged to have been disappointing if we consider the poor performance of labor markets and the persistently high poverty rates, especially given the hopes that compliance with the reform policies of the Washington Consensus had generated. This course will explore the reasons for this poor performance from the perspective of employment policy and its links to issues of poverty and income distribution.

Kirsten Sehnbruch received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University and has worked as a consultant to the Chilean government on a range of issues. She is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies. Her book The Chilean Labor Market will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006.

A course outline and bibliography can be found on Dr. Sehnbruch's website.


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 pm
Room 179, Dwinelle Hall

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