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    Labouring for global markets: Conceptualising labour agency in global production networks

    Elsevier, 2017
    This article starts with the recognition that labour has received less than its fair share of empirical and analytical attention in scholarship on global production networks. Little is known about how jobs for export markets fit into workers’ wider livelihoods strategies, or how workers react to new employment opportunities available to them.
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    Gender Evidence Synthesis Research Award (ESRA)

    ESRC-DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research, 2015
    A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts and this analysis provides valuable insights in a number of key areas. This evidence is a synthesis from 122 research grants awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and UK Department for International Development (DFID) Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation Research since 2005.
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    New knowledge on the gendered nature of poverty and wellbeing

    Impact Initiative, 2017
    A gendered understanding of poverty is crucial for exploring its differing impacts. Women, in particular, may be vulnerable to the effects of poverty and the causes of women’s poverty, and how poverty is experienced, may differ from men.
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    A female Afghan employee sews blankets at a textile factory, January 2017

    Understanding the social norms that restrict women's access to paid work.

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    Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China

    Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, 2017
    In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines.
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    Transitions in late-life living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of the elderly in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
    Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation of health systems.
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    Gendered practices of remittances in Bangladesh: a poststructuralist perspective

    Migrating out of Poverty, 2016
    Bangladesh belongs to the top-ten remittance-receiving countries of the world with a yearly earning of US$15 billion. Comprising around ninety percent of the Bangladeshi overseas labour flow, men leave behind their spouses and children due to the high cost of migration and laws within the destination country.
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    Public value perspective for gender budgeting: evidence from Egypt

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
    Budgeting for the provision of public service for women has gained a lot of interest all over the world. Developing countries have been part of this global trend. Studies on growth found that gender inequality deprives developing countries from boosting growth.
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    Young women and work in Nigeria: how young women, including those with disabilities, can be supported to find employment and earn an income

    Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, 2017
    While the current Nigerian government’s commitment to youth employment is evident in the investments being made  through these youth employment and empowerment programmes, this study provides further evidence that such schemes lack a gender analysis  and responsiveness, which combined with  other issues, affect such programmes’ transparency, operational effectiveness, politicisat
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    Lessons from Rwanda: female political representation and women’s rights

    South African Institute of International Affairs, 2017
    Gender equality is a basic human right that entails equal opportunities for men and women in all facets of life: socially, economically, developmentally and politically.

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