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

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  • Comaru, Francisco
  • Werna, Edmundo
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    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.

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

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

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    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;

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