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    Transactional sex and risk for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    2016
    Young women aged 15 to 24 years in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. A growing number of studies have suggested that the practice of transactional sex may in part explain women's heightened risk, but evidence on the association between transactional sex and HIV has not yet been synthesized.
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    The effect of mothers’ employment on youth gender role attitudes: evidence from Egypt

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
    Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both adult men and women. However, no previous studies have explored this relationship in the Middle East and North Africa, where women’s employment rates have remained persistently low.
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    Innovation in India's Informal Economy

    Council for Social Development, India, 2015
    This paper examines the ubiquitous formal-informal duality of Indian economy through a case study of Arni, a Moffusil town of Northern Tamil Nadu. Arni is populated by about one lakh people; the majority of them are low castes. Informal sector dominates the economy of the town, but formal-informal linkages are strong and visible everywhere.
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    MGNREGA in Tamil Nadu: A Story of Success and Transformation?

    Wiley Online Library, 2014
    Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.
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    The impact of a global value chain in South India on the rural areas in its vicinity

    University of Sussex, UK, 2010
    The expansion of garment manufacturing in Tiruppur has transformed the surrounding countryside as well as the town, both as garment manufacturing has spread into the countryside and through the knock-on effects of having a dynamic and relatively labour intensive industrial sector nearby. It has provided a valuable alternative to agriculture as agriculture has been running into problems.
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    Labouring for global markets: CSR lessons from a South Indian textile export cluster, Global Insights Briefing, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

    University of Sussex, UK, 2010
    This briefing explores the ways in which Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policies affect labour regimes and the lives of workers at manufacturing sites in the Global South. It describes workers’ reactions to these policies, and the choices they make when faced with different regimes of work.
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    Dalits and local labour markets in rural India: experiences from the Tiruppur textile region in Tamil Nadu

    Wiley Online Library, 2013
    This article asks how labour markets are changing in the context of wider transformations in the rural economy. Drawing on evidence from two villages in southern India, which are both close to, and deeply affected by, a major textile industry cluster, the article examines local labour markets, arguing that labour market segmentation is not simply caste-based.
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    Income-generating activities for young peoplein southern Africa: Exploring AIDS andother constraints

    Wiley Online Library, 2010
    This paper reports on a study with rural young people (aged 10–24 years) in Malawi and Lesotho, focusing on their opportunities to learn skills and access capital and assets to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs).
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    Labouring for global markets: Conceptualising labour agency in global production networks

    Elsevier, 2017
    This article starts with the recognition that labour has received less than its fair share of empirical and analytical attention in scholarship on global production networks. Little is known about how jobs for export markets fit into workers’ wider livelihoods strategies, or how workers react to new employment opportunities available to them.
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    Gender Evidence Synthesis Research Award (ESRA)

    ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, 2015
    A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts and this analysis provides valuable insights in a number of key areas. This evidence is a synthesis from 122 research grants awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.

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