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The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The informal economy has emerged as one of the most dynamic, active, and hotly-debated domains in the entire developing world. Unfortunately, it remains one of the least treated subjects in ... More


Trade Reforms, Labour Market Reforms, Informal Wages, and Poverty

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the connection between trade liberalization and poverty reduction, with a particular focus on informal sector workers in cities and towns of the developing world. More ... More


Introduction

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyse the deeper impact of reformatory or deregulatory policies on the welfare of informal workers by incorporating the ... More


Informal Labor: The Struggle for Legal Recognition

Rohini Hensman

in Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter takes up informal employment, the definitions and debates surrounding it, and the conditions of informal workers—arguing that informal labor constitutes the single biggest problem facing ... More


Conclusion

Paul W. Posner, Viviana Patroni, and Jean François Mayer

in Labor Politics in Latin America: Democracy and Worker Organization in the Neoliberal Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400455
eISBN:
9781683400677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400455.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The conclusion summarizes the case study findings from the book’s individual chapters while drawing more general lessons from comparative analysis of these case studies. In addition, the chapter ... More


The Politics of India’s Reformed Labor Model

Rina Agarwala

in Business and Politics in India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190912468
eISBN:
9780190912505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912468.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers a new theoretical framework to understand Indian labor in the contemporary context of strengthening ties between the Indian state and business. Labor in the twenty-first century ... More


Like Any Other Job?

Erynn Masi de Casanova

in Dust and Dignity: Domestic Employment in Contemporary Ecuador

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739453
eISBN:
9781501739477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739453.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores some of the challenges that organizers of domestic workers in Ecuador face. Its discussion of domestic worker organizing touches on the three major themes of this book: social ... More


“Where There Are Workers, There Should Be Trade Unions”: Union Organizing in the Era of Growing Informal Employment

Mingwei Liu

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines union organizing in China. It discusses the institutional innovations of regional unions that have organized community unions, market unions, office building unions, and union ... More


Informal workers and human development in South Africa

Ina Conradie

in Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines how the human development approach and the capability approach can be used to inform policy formulation by considering the case of social insurance for informal workers in South ... More


The Evolution of Social Security Systems in Latin America*

David S. Kaplan and Santiago Levy

in Social Insurance, Informality, and Labor Markets: How to Protect Workers While Creating Good Jobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199685233
eISBN:
9780191765414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685233.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the evolution of social security institutions in Latin America, focusing on the reasons why past decisions regarding design, coverage, and financing were made. When social ... More


Domestic Workers of the World Unite!: A Global Movement for Dignity and Human Rights

Jennifer N. Fish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479848676
eISBN:
9781479827442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479848676.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book chronicles the formation of the world’s first domestic worker movement, from the grassroots to global activism. It tells the story of individual women who not only struggled to gain rights ... More


Emancipatory Action Research Into Workers’ Struggles

Rohini Hensman

in Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter outlines the background that led to this book's research and discusses the research method used—the emancipatory action research. This method is more appropriate in this case than the ... More


Street Vendor Struggles: Maintaining a Livelihood Through the COVID-19 Lockdown in Hanoi, Vietnam

Sarah Turner and Nguyen N. Binh

in Volume 1: Community and Society

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529218879
eISBN:
9781529218909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529218879.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter takes an intersectional approach to examining experiences of migrant street vendors in Hanoi. It emphasizes how pre-existing conditions of migration status, low-income, and informal ... More


The Practice of Poor Relief in Rural South Gujarat

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter summarises the findings of a survey conducted between August 2010 and February 2011 to assess the implementation of the Informal Workers’ Social Security Act of 2008 in general and the ... More


India: Federalism, Majoritarian Nationalism, and the Vulnerable and Marginalized

Reeta Chowdhari Tremblay and Namitha George

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter traces the history of Covid-19 in India and the government’s response. India has a long and tarnished history of reaching for emergency powers, which stretches back to the colonial ... More


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