[Journal:] Estudios de Economía [ISSN:] 0718-5286 [Volume:] 42 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 67-91
This article studies female participation rates as entrepreneurs during the 1877- 1908 period using data from the Santiago business license registry, census data and the trademark registry. The evidence reveals that business women in Santiago increased from 3 to 14 percent of the female labor force in the corresponding sectors analyzed during the period. The evidence shows women increasingly as business people: half of the economic sectors analyzed had female entrepreneurs while firms run by women increased from 13 to 20 percent in Santiago, but reached only 5 percent of national firms within the elite.
female entrepreneurship economic history economic development Chile in late 19th century