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Global trade and home work: closing the divide

Delaney, Annie (2004) Global trade and home work: closing the divide. Gender and Development, 12 (2). pp. 22-28. ISSN 1355-2074

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Abstract

Home work has re-emergeda s a new form of subcontractedp roduction.P romotedt hroughg lobal capital, it relies on sweatshop labour conditions to cut costs and maintain workers in a vulnerable state. Therea re now an estimated3 00 millionh omew orkersi n theg lobalw orkforcew, ho are part of the growing informal employment sector. In many instances, they are denied a living wage, safe workingc onditions,b asicd ecentl iving standardsa, nd recognitiona s workers.T heyc an bef ound in every country, are mostly women, and are usually invisible. These women are slowly being recogniseda s the most marginaliseda nd disadvantagedw orkers,a s theirn umbersi ncreasea nd the work system is extended to other industry sectors.

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Online ISSN: 1364-9221

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19412. global trade, globalisation, home work, exploitation of women, women in employment, women workers, small businesses, informal employment sector, disadvantaged, home-based workers, working conditions, sweatshops
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
FOR Classification > 1801 Law
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
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Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2011 04:32
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2011 04:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8492
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