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- DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2003This 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.DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 2003This 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 traDocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2002This 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.DocumentDepartment of Development Studies, Institute of Human Resource Development, Moi University, Kenya, 2001This 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.DocumentBusiness for Social Responsibility, 2002Women 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.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2001This 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 seDocument
Are all men benefiting from the new economy? Male economic marginalization in Argentina, Brazil, and Costa RicaGendernet, World Bank, 2000There 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 peDocumentNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 2000Human 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.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2000This paper examines the gender dimensions of the growth in informal and flexible work in South Africa and the government’s policy response to this.