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This open-access book, edited by Martha Chen and Françoise Carré, brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research...
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About Wiego

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods. We believe that all workers should have equal economic opportunities, rights, protection and voice. WIEGO promotes change by improving statistics and expanding knowledge on the informal economy, building networks and capacity among informal worker organizations and, jointly with the networks and organizations, influencing local, national and international policies.

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About the Informal economy

The informal economy includes workers who do not have employment-based social protection and enterprises which are not incorporated or registered.

Global estimates on the size of informal employment (ILO 2018) show 61% of all workers worldwide are informally employed. 

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Mike Rogan et Laura Alfers de WIEGO discutent de la façon dont la pandémie a souligné l'importance de la protection sociale et des services publics pour garantir les moyens de subsistance des femmes et des hommes travaillant dans l'économie...
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WIEGO’s Mike Rogan and Laura Alfers discuss how the pandemic has underscored the importance of social protection and public services to guarantee the livelihoods of women and men working in the informal economy.
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Mike Rogan y Laura Alfers de WIEGO discuten acerca de cómo la pandemia ha subrayado la importancia de la protección social y los servicios públicos para garantizar los medios de vida de las mujeres y los hombres que trabajan en la economía informal.