UNIFEM Progress of the World’s Women 2005. Women, Work and Poverty.

Chen, Martha and Vanek, Joann (2005) UNIFEM Progress of the World’s Women 2005. Women, Work and Poverty. Technical Report. United Nations Development Fund for Women - UNIFEM, New York.

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Abstract

“Progress of the World’s Women 2005: Women, Work and Poverty” makes the case that strengthening women’s economic security is critical to efforts to reduce poverty and promote gender equality, and that decent work is basic to economic security. It provides the latest available data on the size and composition of the informal economy and compares national data on average earnings and poverty risk across different segments of the informal and formal workforces in six developing countries and one developed country to show the links between employment, gender and poverty. It looks at the costs and benefits of informal work and their consequences for women’s economic security. Finally, it provides a strategic framework — with good practice examples — for how to promote decent work for women informal workers, and shows why strong organizations of workers in the informal economy are vital to effective policy reforms. The report concludes that unless efforts are made to create decent work for the global informal workforce, the world will not be able to eliminate poverty or achieve gender equality.

Document Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Keywords:Work, women, economic security, poverty, gender equality, informal economy, Report, UNIFEM,.
Topics:Women’s empowerment and human development > Policies
Women’s empowerment and human development > Methods and tools
Women’s empowerment and human development > Case studies
Work and human development > Policies
Deposited On:15 Apr 2010 11:40
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Corporate Authors:United Nations Development Fund for Women - UNIFEM

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