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    Expansion of markets and women workers: case study of garment manufacturing in India

    Economic and Political Weekly, India, 2004
    This study, based on the garment manufacturing industry, suggests that in the context of dynamic industrial activity in a poor labour-surplus economy, discrimination against women can take place outside the labour market. For example, employment depends on education and skills, to which women have unequal access.
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    How are workers with family responsibilities faring in the workplace?

    International Labour Organization, 2004
    This paper looks at how discrimination associated with family responsibilities can lead to reduced incomes and a vicious cycle of poverty. Based on interviews of workers in Botswana, Honduras, Mexico, the Russian Federation, the United States, and Vietnam, this paper examines how family responsibilities affect the ability of parents to get jobs, keep jobs and earn a living wage.
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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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    Differences in wages between men and women in Argentina today. Is there an “inverse” gender wage gap?

    Asociación Argentina de Economía Política, Buenos Aires, 2003
    Previous research in Argentina has, unexpectedly, appeared to show that female hourly wages were higher than male hourly wages.
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    Ethical trade in African horticulture: gender, rights and participation

    Ethical Trade and Natural Resources Programme, NRI, 2004
    Codes of conduct for ethical trade have been criticised for failing to consider gender issues or extend to temporary workers. In response, this paper explores ways to develop codes that are effective and inclusive of all workers, including female and temporary workers.
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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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    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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