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Informalisation of Women's Workforce Participation: A Consideration of Recent Trends in Asia

By Jayati Ghosh | UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) | October 3, 2005

ABSTRACT: The process of feminisation of export employment that has occurred in developing Asia since the early 1980s and which peaked in the early 1990s, has since begun to recede. External competitive pressures are creating tendencies for more exploitative and volatile use of all labour, including women's labour. This paper argues that these trends have to be counteracted with pro-active countercyclical government spending policies.

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