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experiences of the Self-Employed Women's Association, SEWA, in India

Mirai Chatterjee

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Une économie solidaire peut-elle être féministe ?

Date de publication : novembre 2015
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The world of work has changed significantly in all corners of the globe. In India too, particularly over the last twenty years, there have been major changes. India has always had a large informal economy, with a majority being self-employed workers. However, in recent decades, the numbers of informal workers has grown to over 430 million or over 93 per cent of the workforce. These are workers with no employer-employee relationship -purely self-employed workers like small and marginal farmers, street vendors and small producers of various goods and services- and also those with changing employers, like construction workers, home-based workers and domestic workers. These workers have little or no access to basic workers' rights and entitlements including minimum wages and regular income. They also do not have basic social protection and services, though there has been some progress in this regard in recent years.

  • ISBN : 978-2-343-07602-7 • novembre 2015 • 13 pages
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