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- DocumentChronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007This paper examines the relationship between home-based work and persistent poverty in certain parts of South and South East Asia. The author argues that an expanded conception of social protection is needed if poverty prevention initiatives are to be effective in the case of home-based women workers.DocumentSchool of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2003This book examines social protection for informal workers in the horticulture and garment industries and the working lives of people in the global value chain.The studies suggest the need for including childcare and housing within the scope of social protection.Document
Social protection in the informal economy: home-based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in AsiaUNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2002This paper draws on surveys carried out in five Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines) where home-based work (HBW) is widespread. It examines characteristics of home workers and, in particular, conditions of women as home workers.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2003This paper examines the composition of the labour market and gender specific vulnerabilities in relation to social protection. It argues that as women occupy a disadvantaged status in relation to work opportunities compared to men from equivalent social groups, they are also far more likely to be excluded from social protection strategies.DocumentDéveloppement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme, 2005From official records, it would appear that the labour market significantly shifted from the formal to the informal sector in Kenya.DocumentConferencia Interamericana de Seguridad Social / Inter-American Conference on Social Security, Mexico, 2005Extending social protection to groups that are economically weak or groups that have been excluded from social protection is a topic of permanent concern for governments of almost every developing country.DocumentSouthern African Regional Poverty Network, 2004This paper considers some methodological and substantive issues in the fields of livelihoods, unemployment and social safety nets in South Africa. This report focuses on the extent to which work and employment are reported in different types of surveys.DocumentSwedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2004This study provides an overview of the characteristics of the informal economy in developing countries, identifies reasons for the significance of the informal economy, and provides recommendations for SIDA on how to address the issues raised through its development programmes.The paper emphasises that the informal economy needs to be better understood, by both governments and donors, because iDocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2002This paper argues that the informal economy is here to stay and requires appropriate regulations, laws and policies to correct biases in the existing regulatory, legal, and policy environment that favour formal enterprises and workers to the disadvantage of informal workers and enterprises.