Empowering Women in Work in Developing Countries

Hardcover | December 24, 2012

byMaarten Van Klaveren, Kea Tijdens

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Presents the outcomes of a major 14-country project aimed at empowering girls and young women. Provides a discussion of their choices in life, comparing factors such as family background, health, education, employment opportunities and the use of and access to the internet.

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Presents the outcomes of a major 14-country project aimed at empowering girls and young women. Provides a discussion of their choices in life, comparing factors such as family background, health, education, employment opportunities and the use of and access to the internet.

MAARTEN VAN KLAVEREN is a researcher at the University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Institute of Advanced labour Studies (AIAS), the Netherlands, and an economist. His research interests include low-wage work and he is the co- editor of Low-Wage Work in the Netherlands (2008). He has a track record in research on multinational companies a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230369359

ISBN - 13:9780230369351

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
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Foreword
Acknowledgements

Introduction
Demography, health and inequality: basic perspectives in life of young women
Education and skills of young women
Employment of young women
Wages and working conditions of young women
An industry outlook
Governance, labour relations, union organisation - and the Internet!
Perspectives for using the Internet on behalf of girls and young women: The case of the statutory minimum wage
References
Index