Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

The health of workers in selected sectors of the urban economy : challenges and perspectives


Author Info

  • Comaru, Francisco
  • Werna, Edmundo
Registered author(s):


    Aims at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions. Uses interviews carried out with ILO and WHO staff members from different departments and programmes, completed with interviews with professionals from other institutions, and focuses on five sectors of urban workers, namely: construction, waste picking and recycling, street trading, domestic work and agriculture.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 480556.

    as in new window
    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 2013
    Date of revision:
    Publication status: Published in Working paper series, Sectoral Activities Dept.
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:480556

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: 4, route des Morillons, CH-1211 Geneva 22
    Phone: +41.22.799.6111
    Fax: +41.22.798.8685
    Web page:
    More information through EDIRC

    Related research

    Keywords: occupational health; occupational safety; low income; capacity building; good practices; construction industry; waste recycling; street vendor; scavenger; domestic work; agriculture; child labour; urban area; Benin; Brazil; China; Colombia; Mexico; Sudan; Tanzania; Turkey; Uganda; ILO mentioned; santé au travail; sécurité du travail; faible revenu; renforcement des capacités; bonnes pratiques; bâtiment et travaux publics; recyclage des déchets; vendeur ambulant; trieur d’; ordures; travail domestique; agriculture; travail des enfants; zone urbaine; Bénin; Brésil; Chine; Colombie; Mexique; Soudan; Tanzanie; Turquie; Ouganda; OIT mentionné; salud en el trabajo; seguridad en el trabajo; bajos ingresos; desarrollo de la capacidad; buenas prácticas; industria de la construcción; reciclaje de desperdicios; vendedor ambulante; recolector de basura; trabajo doméstico; agricultura; trabajo infantil; zona urbana; Benin; Brasil; China; Colombia; México; Sudán; Tanzanía; Turquía; Uganda; mención de la OIT;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.



    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.


    Access and download statistics


    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:480556. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Vesa Sivunen).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.