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dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulos, Raniaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:08:28Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:08:28Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/31516-
dc.description.abstractThere is now widespread recognition that in most countries, private-sector investment has not been able to absorb surplus labor. This is all the more the case for poor unskilled people. Public works programs and employment guarantee schemes in South Africa, India, and other countries provide jobs while creating public assets. In addition to physical infrastructure, an area that has immense potential to create much-needed jobs is that of social service delivery and social infrastructure. While unemployment and enforced idleness” persist, existing time-use survey data reveal that people around the worldespecially women and childrenspend long hours performing unpaid work. This work includes not only household maintenance and care provisioning for family members and communities, but also time spent that helps fill public infrastructural gapsfor example, in the energy, health, and education sectors. This paper suggests that, by bringing together public job creation, on the one hand, and unpaid work, on the other, well-designed employment guarantee policies can promote job creation, gender equality, and pro-poor development.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherThe Levy Economics Inst. of Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking papers // The Levy Economics Institute 516en_US
dc.subject.jelB5en_US
dc.subject.jelE24en_US
dc.subject.jelE61en_US
dc.subject.jelE62en_US
dc.subject.jelH1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordEmployer of Last Resorten_US
dc.subject.keywordEmployment Guarantee Schemesen_US
dc.subject.keywordGenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordHousehold Productionen_US
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleThe right to a job, the right types of projects: employment guarantee policies from a gender perspectiveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571722334en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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