The Covid-19 Pandemic as a Trigger for the Expansion of Social Rights

The Covid-19 pandemic had a very destructive impact on domestic work in Latin America, one of the sectors most affected by job losses. In the context of this crisis, several countries in the region began to design medium-term responses and long-term policies based on unemployment insurance systems. By exploring the cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Uruguay from an institutionalist perspective and using documentary analysis, the article seeks to understand the level of protection provided by the regulations in force at the beginning of 2020 and the extent to which the Covid-19 pandemic triggered further normative changes that allowed for the expansion of domestic workers’ rights in the region