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

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    Staying behind when husbands move: women’s experiences in India and Bangladesh

    Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, University of Sussex, 2009
    The 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.
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    Pension coverage and informal sector workers: international experiences

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2009
    Pension 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.
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    Living in the background: home-based women workers and poverty persistence

    Chronic Poverty Research Centre, UK, 2007
    This 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.
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    Social protection in the informal economy: home-based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in Asia

    UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 2002
    This 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.
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    Labour activism and women in the unorganised sector: garment export industry in Bangalore

    Economic and Political Weekly, India, 2005
    This 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.
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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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    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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    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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    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.