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Financing Universal Social Protection: The Relevance and Labour Market Impacts of Social Security Contributions
This paper brings together existing evidence on the impact of social security contributions on labour markets, insights from public finance theory and experiences of countries that have reduced social security contributions in an effort to increase formal employment. It shows that social...
This Working Paper uses the roll-out of Mexico’s Seguro Popular across municipalities to quantitatively assess its impact on private sector formal employment in Mexico, using more detailed data and improved econometric methods compared to previous papers.
Workers in informal employment experience frequent workplace exposure to a range of occupational health and safety risks. The climate crisis poses an additional, existential threat to workers – with catastrophic impacts on workers’ health and livelihoods.
This webinar will present novel evidence on the claim that social protection is a key driver of informality and reflections from the ILO and the Inter-American Social Security Conference on the impact of these claims on social protection policy making and how they should be addressed towards...
Domestic Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis: Pathways of Impact, Recovery and Resilience in Six Cities
Key Findings Domestic workers’ ability to work and earn an income were negatively impacted throughout the pandemic and particularly at the onset of the study in April 2020. The inability to work and earnings recovery was more pronounced for live-out domestic workers compared to live-in domestic...
Key Findings A year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, market shifts had exacerbated waste pickers’ structural disadvantages, and their earnings had not recovered to pre-pandemic levels: By mid-2021, the vast majority – 89% – of waste pickers were back at work, but monthly earnings lagged...
Imaginar uma seguridade social para as trabalhadoras domésticas - Análise da situação relativa à seguridade social para as trabalhadoras domésticas em 15 países da América Latina
This report analyzes 15 Latin American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru.
Este trabalho considera 15 países da América Latina: Argentina, Bolívia, Brasil, Chile, Colômbia, Costa Rica, República Dominicana, Equador, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicarágua, Panamá, Paraguai e Peru.
Imagining Social Security for Domestic Workers: Analysis of the Status of Social Security Coverage for Domestic Workers in 15 Latin American Countries
This report seeks to provide a comprehensive regional overview of domestic workers' situation regarding social security that reflects recent changes and the impact of such changes, as well as the opinions of organized domestic workers. Research has been done in 15 Latin American countries –...
Videos / Slideshows / Audio
Millions of women work long hours, in dangerous conditions, for little pay. They are fighting for change, with the help of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Watch this video to learn how.
Workers Education/Organizing Materials
This manual helps street vendors learn more about the regulations that govern public space and how to defend the right to work in public space. It describes successful actions taken by street vendor organizations. And it offers information to help you organize and negotiate with local government.
WIEGO Working Papers
Mike Rogan reviews how informal workers are taxed, why there is growing interest in taxing them, and whether they should be included in the tax net.