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    Girls in mining: research findings from Ghana, Niger, Peru and United Republic of Tanzania

    International Institute for Labour Studies, ILO, 2007
    In the small-scale mining industry little is understood about the roles and activities of girls and the effect that this has on their lives and livelihoods. The issue of girl child labour in mining is largely unknown, it is often not fully recognized by the law, and missed by the intervention services and the media.
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    Integration of female immigrants in labour market and society: policy assessment and policy recommendations

    FeMiPol, 2008
    Migration flows to EU countries during the last few decades indicate a growth in feminisation, with female migrants increasingly entering informal labour markets in care, health, domestic services and the sex industry.
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    Women, gender and informal economy: an assessment of ILO research and suggested ways forward

    International Labour Organization, 2008
    Informal work has not only persisted on an international scale since the 1970s, but has also expanded and appeared in new guises in the context of globalization, neo-liberalism  and cross-border and rural-urban migration, all of which are highly gendered processes.
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    Women migrant workers under the Chinese social apartheid

    Committee for Asian Women, 2008
    This report assesses the impact of the capitalist reforms since the 1990’s in China’s one-party system. It particularly focuses on the experiences of women rural migrant workers and looks at how the women workers have responded to these reforms.
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    Committee for Asian Women (CAW)

    Committee for Asian Women promotes employment, equal labour standards and participation in decision making for all women workers.
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    Marriage, motherhood and masculinity in the global economy: reconfigurations of personal and economic life

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2008
    Globalisation has led to the increased entry of women into paid work, often alongside a stagnation or decline in male employment. This paper explores the implications of this feminisation of labour market for relationships within marriage and family, particularly in the light of the widespread ideology of the male breadwinner. The key findings of the paper include:
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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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    Gender inequalities in allocating time to paid and unpaid work: evidence from Bolivia

    International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, 2007
    How does gender influence the allocation of time among adults and results in inequalities among individuals? This paper analyses paid and unpaid work inequalities among Bolivian urban adults using time use data from a 2001 household survey.
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    The livelihoods of commercial sex workers in Binga

    Save the Children Fund, 2002
    This report, from Save the Children (SC), explores the links between commercial sex work and food security in a fishing community in northern Zimbabwe. The authors found that one of the coping strategies for women during periods when they had little or no income or food would be to engage in commercial sex work (CSW).
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    The status of women and girls in Hong Kong

    The Women's Foundation, 2006
    Hong Kong’s women and girls are undervalued, discriminated against, victims of domestic violence and exhibit one of the highest suicide rates in the world.

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