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Legal and social protection for informal economy workers in Ghana

Legal and social protection for informal economy workers in Ghana

a guide for trade union organisers and educators

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Published by Ghana Trades Union Congress in [Accra] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Anthony Yaw Baah.
ContributionsBaah, Anthony Yaw., Ghana Trades Union Congress.
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p. ;
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23727347M
ISBN 109789988099029
LC Control Number2009349582

  SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR INFORMAL MIGRANT WORKERS: The Case of Kayayei in Kumasi, Ghana Publication The objective of this research is to understand why the northern migrant workers in Kumasi are vulnerable and what form of social . Workers in Informal work outside the Informal Economy: employees in formal enterprises not covered by national labour legislation, social protection or entitlement to certain employm ent benefits Author: Muhammad Shehryar.

  In this book Naila Kabeer explores the gendered dimensions of risk, vulnerability and insecurity and hence the need for a gender perspective in the design of social protection measures. Her emphasis is on the informal economy because that is where the majority of women, and indeed the poor, are to be found while also being where official. President of the Trade Union Congress of Namibia, Paulus Hango, has appealed to the government to extend social protection benefits to the self-employed and the majority of workers employed in the.

  Market porters in Accra, Ghana Photo Credit: Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage. The informal economy consists of economic activities and units that are not registered with the state and workers who do not receive social protection through their . The WIEGO Statistics Programme has developed guidelines for estimating home-based workers and other groups of informal workers. To develop a full statistical picture of home-based workers, information must be gathered on status in employment, type of contracts, and mode of payment (Vanek, Chen and Raveendran ).


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The informal economy under any governing system is diverse and includes small-scaled, occasional members (often street vendors and garbage recyclers) as well as larger, regular enterprises (including transit systems such as that of Lima, Peru).Informal economies include garment workers working from their homes, as well as informally employed personnel of formal enterprises.

The handling of social protection responsibilities in government structures 41 3. Reviewing experience and policy approaches 42 Poor people’s realities: implications for social protection from participatory research 42 Social protection through institutions outside the state: the historical experience of developed countries Social Protection for the Informal Sector in Tanzania Tulia Ackson* and Juliana Masabo** 1.

Introduction Access to social protection is one of the major challenges facing developing countries. The challenges emanate from the presence of deeply segmented labour market, characterised by steep increase of informal Size: KB. Social Protection for the Informal Sector: The Issues Sudharshan Canagarajah and S.V.

Sethuraman* PART I 1. Introduction Ever since the emergence of a market economy during the 19th century, providing social protection to workers has remained a major concern among the developedFile Size: 5MB. social protection mechanisms (e.g.

unemployment benefit) informal activities have become survival strategies for many Ghanaians; old and young. The informal sector in Ghana is made up of proprietary of micro and small-scaledFile Size: KB.

Extending social insurance to informal workers iv Executive summary Social protection policies are an important component of strategies to tackle poverty and the ‘leave no-one behind’ agenda.

However, recent years have been somewhat of a paradox in social File Size: KB. o Another important strategy for almost all types of informal workers is gaining access to various types of social protections including employment law and social insurance. o But many informal workers need approaches (cooperatives, insurance, access to capital, and business skills) that address their needs as very small scale Size: 2MB.

Karen T. Hansen, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition), The Market Meets the ‘Informal Economy’ Since the term ‘ informal sector ’ was coined in the early s, the economic and political contexts in which research on this topic first emerged have changed.

Shifts in the global economy are altering production processes in an. Ghana has about 85 per cent of its workers in the informal sector.

This figure is the cause of a global slump in national economies and a constraint to the rights and well-being of workers. The informal economy is the part of an economy that is not taxed, monitored by any form of government, or included in any gross national product (GNP).

In Ghana, about 88 % of the workforce is employed in the informal sector and therefore earns less money, has irregular income and does not have access to basic protections and services of the state.

Book Description. Despite providing society with a set of crucial services, large groups of workers in the informal economy are subject to exclusion and discrimination, and their lives are characterised by various types of vulnerabilities and deprivations that result from.

Finally, the book synthesises the main lessons that emerge from the discussion and the linkages between social protection strategies and the broader macro-economic framework.

A book that will be of interest to a wide range of readers―those in the fields of economics, sociology and gender studies, as also activists and by: 8.

social dialogue or other means - remain important. o Another important strategy for almost all types of informal workers is gaining access to various types of social protections including employment law and social insurance.

o But many informal workers need approaches (cooperatives, insurance, access toFile Size: 1MB. various social policies and programmes initiated over the past few years, existing informal social protection systems and explain why a national social protection policy was needed in Ghana.

Since the year the Ghanaian economy has grown consistently with GDP increasing from % in. Social partners are also developing their relations with workers and enterprises in the informal economy. Formalization of the economy is a complex and long term process that often requires to combine interventions on laws and regulations with those aiming to foster productivity and the ability to generate wealth.

consolidate sustained action on social protection by trade unions working together with other progressive forces. The book has four main chapters. Chapter one is a foundation chapter that lays an overview of the social protection schemes in Africa, focusing on the types, mainFile Size: 2MB.

3 The Political Economy of Social Protection for Informal Economy Workers in Asia Stephen Kidd and Verena Damerau 4 Governance of Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers in Asia Babken Babajanian 5 Social Protection for Informal Workers in Pakistan: A Case Study of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Hina Shaikh Meaning farewell or goodbye in the Akan language of Ghana.

These were the earlier symbols of language in the Akan society. The Adinkra symbols express various themes that relate to history, beliefs and philosophy of Ghana The urban informal economy is a dynamic The urban informal economy offers an opportunity for op-erators to consistently learnFile Size: 3MB.

Anthony Yaw Baah has written: 'Legal and social protection for informal economy workers in Ghana' -- subject(s): Law and legislation, Informal sector (Economics), Labor laws and legislation. the inclusion of informal enterprises in national development programmes will be effectively promoted.

This will be based on interventions in a range of fields, including establishing and strengthening associations of informal sector workers, which provide an effective vehicle for advocacy, social protection and community initiatives. Note: If you're looking for a free download links of The Legal Empowerment Agenda: Poverty, Labour and the Informal Economy in Africa Pdf, epub, docx and torrent then this site is not for you.

only do ebook promotions online and we does not .Social dialogue is critical to success, but there is a great problem of representation of workers in the informal economy -> who represents the “informal economy” in the political space Create policy space for discussion of social protection systems in an integrated manner: considerFile Size: 1MB.services and other factors affects the workers choice of social security systems available, and make recommendations that will help increase awareness in the informal economy about social security.

The results show that although there are Social Security Systems available to the Workers in the Informal Economy, subscription was low.