Essays about: "Informal Labour"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 essays containing the words Informal Labour.

  1. 1. More money for less work – or more work for less money? : Microfinance in the context of poverty and extreme working hours in the Kenyan informal economy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Nationalekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Axel Svensson; [2021]
    Keywords : Microfinance; Kenya; Labour Supply; informal economy;

    Abstract : The Sub-Saharan African informal economy is often characterised by underemployment where workers spend countless hours earning bare minimum. This study investigates the impact of microfinance participation on earnings, time spent on market work, household work and leisure among women in the informal economy in Kenya. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Role of Institutional Distance in Nordic-Baltic Strategic Alliances

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Företagsekonomiska institutionen

    Author : Danielé Masiulyté; Anna Stasiuk; [2021]
    Keywords : Strategic alliances; institutional distance; Nordic and Baltic cooperation; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : As it appears that the Nordic and Baltic countries share both similarities and differences in institutional environments, the potential role of it on cross-border cooperation is ambiguous. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the distance in Nordic-Baltic strategic alliances. READ MORE

  3. 3. Implications of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Household Hunger and Food Insecurity in South Africa's Formal and Informal Sector: Evidence from Recent Survey Data

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Laura Ionut; [2021]
    Keywords : Keywords: Formal Informal sector; Hunger; Food insecurity; COVID-19 lockdown; South Africa; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : During the strict COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by many countries around the world, most of the vital economic activities were stopped, causing severe socio-economic disruptions worldwide. Likewise, South Africa went into a strict lockdown on the 27th of March, triggering massive loss of earnings and jobs for numerous workers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Quests for knowledge and social mobility : Vocational and on-the-job-training as navigational tactics in the urban labour market of Sierra Leone

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Bim Kilje; [2021]
    Keywords : On-The-Job training; OTJ; apprenticeship; Technical and Vocational Education and Training; TVET; Sierra Leone; urban; labour market; tailoring; trading; practice theory; social mobility; moral education; youth; unemployment; livelihood; informal sector;

    Abstract : This ethnographic study investigates the experiences of those learning tailoring and trading in Freetown, Sierra Leone via apprenticeships, other on-the-job training or Technical and Vocational Education and Training programs (TVET). I examine these forms of occupational training by investigating the practices underway, how knowledge transmission occurs, as well as why learners engage with and what they get out of these activities. READ MORE

  5. 5. The informal tactics of the Bangladeshi student migrant restaurant workers in Sweden: Crime or Survival Strategies?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Rättssociologiska institutionen

    Author : K M Rakibul Islam; [2021]
    Keywords : Informality; Legal violence; Legal culture; Migrant labour exploitation; Swedish migration law; Restaurant workers in Sweden; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : This thesis inquiries into the reasons and consequences of the relationships between formal and informal laws with a particular focus on the Bangladeshi student migrant restaurant workers’ everyday encounters of informality within Bangladeshi-owned restaurants in Sweden. Consequently, this study interleaved in socio-legal scholarships of informality. READ MORE