Gender & Social Protection Strategies in the Informal Economy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2010-04-13
  • Publisher: Routledge India

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This book examines the constraints that confine women to poorly paid, irregular and casual work that falls outside any formal social security and protective legislation. The author shows how globalization has not in any way been beneficial to this marginalized group.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes and Tablesp. vii
List of Abbreviations and Acronymsp. ix
Risk, Vulnerability and Social Protection: International Perspectivesp. 1
Gender and Trends in the Global Labour Force: New and Persisting Forms of Vulnerabilityp. 26
Gender, Life Course and Livelihoods: Analytical Framework and Empirical Insightsp. 51
Preventing Child Labour, Promoting Education: Disrupting the Inter-generational Transmission of Povertyp. 101
Alternative Approaches to Employment-based Social Protectionp. 143
Financial Services for Women in the Informal Economy: Protecting and Promoting Livelihoodsp. 186
Pensions and Transfers: Social Protection in Old Agep. 235
The Indispensability of Voice: Organising for Social Protection in the Informal Economyp. 261
Towards a 'Generative' Model of Social Protection: Making the Links to Development Policyp. 301
References and Select Bibliographyp. 337
About the Authorp. 372
Indexp. 373
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