Labour markets, gender and pro-poor growth : project report.

Abstract

This research project seeks to understand the link between the labour market, poverty and potential policies for poverty alleviation in rural Africa and India by studying the formation of labour markets and the changing allocation of males and females between different time uses in four countries. Since labour is, in most countries, virtually the only thing which the poorest people can sell, a proper understanding of the functioning of the labour market provides the key to any workable measures for effective long-term poverty reduction. The focus of this project is to specify these relationships for one Indian province and a range of African countries (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe) and to show how an understanding of these relationships help to delineate the options for poverty reduction in a number of African and Indian rural settings.

Citation

31 pp.

Labour markets, gender and pro-poor growth : project report.

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