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    Reality and analysis: personal and technical reflections on the working lives of six women

    Poverty, inequality and development research at Cornell University, 2004
    A group of development analysts – researchers, activists, and practitioners - engaged in an unusual exercise in early 2004. They had a dialogue about labour market, trade and poverty issues, but they preceded the dialogue with exposure to the realities of the lives of six host women in Gujarat: Dohiben, Kalavatiben, Kamlaben, Kesarben, Leelaben and Ushaben.
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    The economic and social processes influencing the level and nature of chronic poverty in urban areas

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2003
    This paper reviews the economic, political and social processes influencing the nature, extent and depth of poverty in urban areas of the South.
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    Coping with uncertainty: women in the informal fish processing and marketing sectors of Lake Victoria

    Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2002
    This study looks at the role and coping mechanisms of women in the informal fishing industry (fish processing and marketing of fish) in the Kenyan part of Lake Victoria.The paper, through a rational choice and social capital approach, asks which strategies the fishmongers employ in order to cope with the instability of the fishing industry.
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    Guatemala City: a focus on working women and childcare

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2003
    This paper assesses the problems that female headed household face in terms of employment and childcare in Guatemala, and examines the impact of a public daycare programme on their employment opportunities and the nutrition of their children.Findings:the number of urban women who work for an income in Guatemala increased to 28% in 1999, 20% more than at the beginning of the decade.
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    Women and children getting by in urban Accra

    International Food Policy Research Institute, 2003
    This paper reports on efforts by the Accra Urban Food and Nutrition Study (AUFNS) to help to illuminate the essence of urban poverty, the limiting factors on urban livelihoods, and the particular effect of women's education, work and childcare on child nutritional status in the city.Findings:the rise of urban poverty implies that policymakers must broaden their focus beyond the more tra
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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.
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    Gender and mining in Kenya: the case of Mukibira mines in Vihiga district

    Department of Development Studies, Institute of Human Resource Development, Moi University, Kenya, 2001
    This essay compares women's and men's roles in mining, utilizing the Mukibira mines in Vihiga district to demonstrate how women have been at the center of mining activities.
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    Addressing the general and reproductive health of women in global supply chains

    Business for Social Responsibility, 2002
    Women comprise a majority of the workforce in labor-intensive manufacturing industries such as apparel, footwear, toys, electronics, food processing and house-wares. They also work extensively in the informal sector, including in agriculture and handicrafts. The working environment in these industries can present health hazards to both male and female workers.
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    Wage earners, self employed and gender in the informal sector in Turkey

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2001
    This paper studies gender differentials in compensation for the private sector between covered and uncovered wage earners and the self-employed.Uncovered wage earners and the self-employed are defined to be part of the informal sector, while covered wage earners are defined to be part of the formal sector.The 1994 Turkish Household Expenditure Survey is used to examine how individuals are se
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    Are all men benefiting from the new economy? Male economic marginalization in Argentina, Brazil, and Costa Rica

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    There is an increasing concern that the process of extensive reforms affecting the Latin America region may have deeper social ramifications in terms of gender as the new economies strain the capability of certain groups of men to work and earn good wages, allowing them to fulfill their traditional socially prescribed role as "providers".This paper uses household surveys covering broadly the pe

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