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Economic class and labour market inclusion: poor and middle class workers in developing Asia and the PacificInternational Labour Organization, 2013Using an absolute definition of poverty and the middle class, this paper provides some important insights into the profiles of the poor, near poor and middle class workforce in developing Asia and the Pacific, with a special focus on Cambodia, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam. Observations and recommendations:DocumentHuairou Commission, 2011On March 2nd, grassroots women leaders from around the world voiced their key recommendations and experiences to Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Dr. Michelle Bachelet, and other representatives of UN Women and governments. A supportive audience of leaders of the global women’s movement and gender advocates filled the room beyond capacity.DocumentSampada Gramin Mahila Sanstha, 2011This summary, written under the aegis of the Center for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation (CASAM), presents the preliminary results of the first pan-India survey on sex workers. These preliminary findings have been developed for an event in Mumbai on 30 April 2011. The authors appreciate the opportunity to discuss their research with an audience of critical stakeholders.DocumentInternational Labour Organization, 2011This working paper was produced by the International Labour Organisation’s Bureau for Gender Equality in cooperation with the industrial and employment relations department and the ILO Decent Work technical support team for South Asia.DocumentRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2010This compilation of writing focuses on unpaid care work, the majority of which is performed by women. Although this work has significant implications for the wellbeing of individuals, households and communities, it has been widely neglected by economists and development actors.DocumentDevelopment Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, 2009The study of the difficulties faced by those who stay behind when a member of their household migrates temporarily are under-researched in migration studies. The aim of this briefing is to summarise the effects of the temporary absence of migrant men on women’s livelihoods in rural West Bengal, India, and northern Bangladesh.DocumentOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009Pension reform around the world in recent decades has focused mainly on the formal sector. Consequently, many of those working in the informal sector have been left out of structured pension arrangements, particularly in developing countries.DocumentChronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007This paper examines the relationship between home-based work and persistent poverty in certain parts of South and South East Asia. The author argues that an expanded conception of social protection is needed if poverty prevention initiatives are to be effective in the case of home-based women workers.Document
Social protection in the informal economy: home-based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in AsiaUNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2002This paper draws on surveys carried out in five Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines) where home-based work (HBW) is widespread. It examines characteristics of home workers and, in particular, conditions of women as home workers.DocumentEconomic and Political Weekly, India, 2005This paper explores the forms of NGO activism and empowerment programmes that are being implemented to help women in Bangalore’s garments export sector gain increased rights. A number of NGOs and new trade unions are acting in the apathetic vacuum left by government and trade union apathy to the problem.