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Women and social security in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub- saharan Africa


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    One of a series of reports examining issues related to equality for women in employment. Provides an overview of the treatment of women in social security programmes in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Sub- Saharan Africa. Calls attention to four separate aspects of gender bias. Also traces the evolution of social security programmes and highlights specific aspects of gender bias in current provisions. Makes recommendations for specific policy changes. Bibliography and statistical tables.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 293281.

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    Length: 44 P. pages
    Date of creation: 1993
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    Publication status: Published in Equality for women in employment: an interdepartmental project; working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:293281

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    Keywords: women; women workers; social security; social insurance; sex discrimination; social policy; Africa south of Sahara; Caribbean; Latin America; female headed household; family benefit; old age benefit; labour force participation; USA; Western Europe; bibliography; statistical table; femmes; travailleuses; sécurité sociale; assurance sociale; discrimination fondée sur le sexe; politique sociale; Afrique au sud du Sahara; Caraïbes; Amérique latine; femme-chef de famille; prestations familiales; prestations de vieillesse; taux d'activité; Etats-Unis; Europe occidentale; bibliographie; tableau statistique; mujeres; trabajadoras; seguridad social; seguro social; discriminación por razones de sexo; política social; Africa al sur del Sahara; Caribe; América Latina; mujer cabeza de familia; prestaciones familiares; prestaciones de vejez; tasa de actividad de mano de obra; Estados Unidos; Europa Occidental; bibliografía; cuadros estadísticos;


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    1. Greer, Joel & Thorbecke, Erik, 1986. "Food Poverty Profile Applied to Kenyan Smallholders," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 35(1), pages 115-41, October.
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