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Vulnerable workers in the urban labour markets of south and south-east Asia

John Harriss

Vulnerable workers in the urban labour markets of south and south-east Asia

a report for the International Labour Office.

by John Harriss

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Published by School of Development Studies/Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia in Norwich .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesManuals and reports in development studies -- no.32
ContributionsInternational Labour Office.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13845066M

Get this from a library! East Asian Labor Markets and the Economic Crisis: Impacts, Responses and Lessons.. [World Bank.] -- The results of the sudden financial crisis in the east and south east of Asia were falling employment and earning opportunities - painful consequences for many families. Therefore, the World Bank and. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest growing regions in terms of population and urban growth. Scientific assessment indicates that the coastlines of Southeast Asia are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate change challenge is real and urgent in Southeast Asia. This paper presents a desktop review of the state of climate change research and policy in Southeast Asia.

  Gender Divisions in ‘Formal’ Employment. In formal economic sectors such as manufacturing, women tend only to be recruited in labour intensive assembly, commonly in ‘offshore’ multinational branch plants where preference for women workers is predicated on women’s assumed docility, reliability, and capacity to work more efficiently than men for lower . Among the rural population, it dropped to less than 10%. And even in the cities from the late s to mids, people found themselves suddenly vulnerable as urban medical insurance ceased to cover the dependants of salaried workers and many workers were laid off owing to restructuring of state-owned enterprises in the early s.

News from the GLO Network. Read here news from the GLO and its Network; all since , latest ibe to the News at the bottom of the page. Members of the Network are invited to suggest news from their activities to [email protected] these linkages and strengthening local labour markets. Urban labour exploitation Urban work can be highly exploitative and urban labour markets are often skewed against the poor - est – those who may be least able to respond to new opportunities. Maids, for example, often live in the homes of their employers and are vulnerable to.


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Vulnerable workers in the urban labour markets of south and south-east Asia by John Harriss Download PDF EPUB FB2

The urban economy is also divided into small, formal or organised sector and a very large informal or unorganised sector.

The unorganised sector is characterised by the predominance the most vulnerable sections, namely, migrant workers, women, child and bonded labour and various categories of unprotected labour.

cent of South-East Asia’ s urban population ( million people) lives in urban settlements with less thaninhabitants (UN Population Division ). Smaller cities and towns do not. South Asia % South East Asia % for the urban labour market is therefore the creation of sufficient jobs for the rapidly urban workers were vulnerable as an own-account or contributing family worker in In Indonesian cities, the number of casual wage workers increased by more than.

South-East Asia is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to its long coastlines, the agriculture sector, rapid urbanization and population growth, and its tropical climate.

To build capacity, ESCAP had prepared a policy quick guide for the urban poor and vulnerable population to cope and boost climate resilience. that shape rural labour markets and how these have evolved over time with the changing macro-economic, policy, agro-ecological and infrastructural context.

Each region is discussed separately to draw out the influence of location specific factors and illustrate the complexity of labour markets in South Asia. Marginalised Urban Women in South-East Asia.

labour, household decision making, control of productive assets, access to public spaces and services, claiming rights five per cent of women in urban areas work in the informal sector, and of the 10% working in the formal. In the South East Asia region, vulnerable workers engaged as own-account or contributing family workers still account for around million workers inor 62 per cent of all workers.2Hence, the main source of vulnerability is not conjectural but rather structural, with persistent vulnerable employment that is often characterized as extremely precarious, poorly remunerated, and unprotected by labour laws.

Enhancing labor market conditions for vulnerable groups (English) Abstract. For the current generation of working-age adults, public interventions to increase female employment will require policies that address the social, cultural, and security constraints facing urban and rural women in entering labor markets.

culture of their source/destination countries by filling labour-market needs in high-skill and low-skill segments of the market, rejuvenating populations, improving labour-market efficiency, promoting entrepreneurship, spurring urban renewal, and injecting dynamism and diversity into destination countries and societies (ILO ).

Although. An estimated million children of primary school age ( million girls and million boys), and million children of lower-secondary school age ( million girls and million boys) in South Asia do not go to school.

1 Only 69% of children have access to early childhood education in our region. 2 And significantly, more girls than boys will never go to school in South Asia. labour market and basic services, including health care UNHCR in South-East Asia will focus on establishing vulnerable urban refugees, and preventing refoulement.

Vulnerable workers in the urban labour markets of south and south-east Asia by John Harriss. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction: trends in urban poverty and labour market access / by Gerry Rodgers --Urban poverty, labour markets and regional differentiation in Brazil / by Jorge Jatobá --Poverty and the labour market in Costa Rica / by.

Like the market, the city has place only for those who can buy and sell. This became evident when in March the government deserted the most vulnerable section of our people.

outcomes on labour markets worldwide, particularly in the informal sector. As the COVID spreads across regions with large informal economies (sub-Saharan Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Latin America), it is therefore expected that more informal workers will lose their jobs and face extreme poverty and food insecurity.

The issue of cross‐border migration in South‐East and East Asia is linked to the integration of regional, if not global, labour markets. The types of labour that are currently in demand have changed substantially since the s in terms of (1) overall magnitude, (2) gender composition, and (3) increased diversification.

Gender and Informality in Labour Market in South Asia Article (PDF Available) in Economic and political weekly 36(26) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. The Labour Market in Developing Countries Duncan Campbell1 and Ishraq Ahmed2 The challenge of the present chapter is that it is a difficult task to capture the diversity of the economic activities of those who work in the world, the vast majority of whom are found in developing countries.

Certain stylized features will have to suffice. COVID and the world of work. The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

South Asia has the highest share of informal employment, at 77% inahead of South East Asia and the Pacific at 62% and East Asia at 51%. While informality means more flexibility for employers, for employees it usually means no contract, no security, no training, no social benefits and no recourse in the event of a failure to be paid.

1 The primary agency responsible for labour market policy in South Africa is the Department of Labour. This paper focuses on its legislative initiatives since However, there are other government departments whose work also directly affect the labour market but will not be discussed in any detail.

These include the Departments of.The GLO Cluster on the Chinese Labor Market aims at developing a research agenda around major challenges that China is currently facing, such as: rural-urban migration, structural changes in the labor force, rising income inequality, segmentation and labor market discrimination, labor market policy.

At a broader level, this cluster aims at generating evidence-based policy advice .Rema Hanna. Cheah Professor of South East Asia Studies, Harvard Kennedy School. Director, Evidence for Policy Design. Co-Director, J-PAL Southeast Asia.