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    Social protection and wellbeing: Food security in Adivasi communities, Chhattisgarh, India

    Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways, University of Bath, 2014
    Despite economic growth, persistent levels of absolute poverty remain across the world. Social protection is an important response to this, guaranteeing a basic level of income support. The state of Chhattisgarh, India, provides an interesting model, as government commitment and people’s action combine to buttress food security in communities with historically high levels of disadvantage.
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    Dalits and local labour markets in rural India: experiences from the Tiruppur textile region in Tamil Nadu

    Wiley Online Library, 2013
    This article asks how labour markets are changing in the context of wider transformations in the rural economy. Drawing on evidence from two villages in southern India, which are both close to, and deeply affected by, a major textile industry cluster, the article examines local labour markets, arguing that labour market segmentation is not simply caste-based.
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    Income-generating activities for young peoplein southern Africa: Exploring AIDS andother constraints

    Wiley Online Library, 2010
    This paper reports on a study with rural young people (aged 10–24 years) in Malawi and Lesotho, focusing on their opportunities to learn skills and access capital and assets to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs).
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    ‘Pudumai’ -Innovation and institutional churning in India’s informal economy: A report from the field

    OpenDocs, 2014
    Despite the fact that the informal economy accounts for about two thirds of GDP and 90% of employment in India , the informal economy seems absent from almost all discussions of any kind of low carbon revolution in the country. Does it play such a negligible role in pollution as many have assumed and would it be an obstacle to a low carbon revolution.
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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.