IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Midiendo El Empoderamiento Femenino En América Latina


  • AGUAYO, Eva
  • LAMELAS, Nélida


Este trabajo analiza el empoderamiento femenino en América Latina desde la perspectiva de los Informes de Desarrollo Humano de Naciones Unidas. Atendemos a los dos indicadores que miden el empoderamiento de las mujeres en el Índice de Desigualdad de Género 2010-2011: los logros educacionales en niveles de estudios secundarios o superiores y la representación parlamentaria. Además, ponemos de manifiesto su papel determinante en la reducción de esas desigualdades mediante un modelo econométrico para un conjunto de veinte países seleccionados. This paper analyzes the female empowerment in Latin America from the perspective of the United Nations Human Development Reports. We attend the two indicators that measure women's empowerment in the Gender Inequality Index 2010-2011: educational attainment (secondary level and above) and parliamentary representation. We also show their decisive role in the reduction of these inequalities through an econometric model for a set of 20 selected countries.

Suggested Citation

  • AGUAYO, Eva & LAMELAS, Nélida, 2012. "Midiendo El Empoderamiento Femenino En América Latina," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:12:y2012:i:2_13

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: No.

    More about this item


    empoderamiento femenino; Índice de Desigualdad de Género; América Latina; female empowerment; Gender Inequality Index; Latin America.;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:12:y2012:i:2_13. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (M. Carmen Guisan). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.