Searching with a thematic focus on Gender work and employment, Gender, Social protection, Poverty

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    Living in the background: home-based women workers and poverty persistence

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007
    This 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.
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    Chains of production, ladders of protection: social protection for workers in the informal economy

    School of Development Studies, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, 2003
    This 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.
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    Social protection in the informal economy: home-based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in Asia

    UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2002
    This 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.
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    Gender equality and the extension of social protection

    International Labour Organization, 2003
    This 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.
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    Informal sector versus informal contracts in Nairobi, Kenya

    Développement, Institutions & Analyses de Long terme, 2005
    From official records, it would appear that the labour market significantly shifted from the formal to the informal sector in Kenya.
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    Challenges and experiences in extending social protection

    Conferencia Interamericana de Seguridad Social / Inter-American Conference on Social Security, Mexico, 2005
    Extending 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.
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    Livelihoods (un)employment and social safety nets: reflections from recent studies in KwaZulu-Natal

    Southern African Regional Poverty Network, 2004
    This 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.
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    The informal economy: fact finding study

    Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2004
    This 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 i
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    Supporting workers in the informal economy: a policy framework

    International Labour Organization, 2002
    This 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.