Searching with a thematic focus on Gender work and employment, Gender, Social protection, Poverty
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- DocumentWiley Online Library, 2014Social protection has emerged as a key driver of development policy at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is widely considered a ‘good thing’ that has the potential not only to alleviate poverty and vulnerability, but also to generate more transformative outcomes in terms of empowerment and social justice.Document
How do social protection and labour programmes contribute to social inclusion? Evidence from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and NepalOverseas Development Institute, 2014Today, the positive effects of social protection and labour programmes on core dimensions of well- being such as food consumption and access to health and education are well-recognised. However, less is known about the ability of these programmes to tackle the structural causes of social exclusion and poverty or to promote sustainable changes in the lives and livelihoods of the poor.Document
India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee Act: women’s participation and impacts in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and RajasthanInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2011This research examines women's participation in NREGS (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme) in selected areas in three states: Kerala, Himachal and Rajasthan. The Indian government's NREGS has succeeded in bringing large numbers of women into paid work, many of them for the first time.Document
Issues in labour market inequality and women’s participation in India’s National Rural Employment Guarantee ProgrammeInternational Labour Organization, 2011The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGP or NREGP), functions as an income supplement for poor households by providing 100 days of work to a rural household, with 33 per cent of all workdays reserved for women workers.DocumentWomen in Informal Employment Globalizing and Organizing, 2011This report addresses the role of employment in efforts to reduce poverty in the context of increased globalisation and its impacts on labour markets. Worldwide, countries are experiencing a decline of jobs with secure and lasting contracts and work-related social benefits.DocumentPolitical and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD), 2012This paper takes a gender perspective to examine the relationship between employment and social policy. It challenges key assumptions about the translation of patterns of growth into welfare outcomes that are made in most poverty- and inequality-reduction approaches.Document
Economic crisis and women's work: exploring progressive strategies in a rapidly changing global environmentUN Women, 2013This report examines the gendered impacts of on-going global financial and economic crises in the labour market.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Several countries in the Asia-Pacific region are experiencing demographic changes. Over 60 per cent of the world's youth live in Asia and the Pacific, which translates into more than 750 million young women and men aged 15 to 24 years. They represent a key asset for the countries of this region.DocumentWellbeing and Poverty Pathways, University of Bath, 2014Based on fieldwork questions which gathered both objective and subjective data across key areas of life, this report presents the preliminary findings from the second round of fieldwork carried out in Chiawa, Zambia from August to October 2012 as part of the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways research project.DocumentLondon School of Economics, 2008This paper explores the contradictions and contestations that characterise debates about the relationship between paid work and women's empowerment.