Searching with a thematic focus on Gender work and employment, Gender

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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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    Women, human capital and livelihoods: an ergonomics perspective

    Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000
    Human capital is often considered in terms of the new skills which development initiatives should seek to impart. This paper argues for a broader approach. It first outlines thefactors that need to be addressed if existing human capital is to reach its full potential.
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    Economic policy and women's informal and flexible work in South Africa

    Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000
    This paper examines the gender dimensions of the growth in informal and flexible work in South Africa and the government’s policy response to this.