Impact of COVID-19 National Lockdown on Women Informal Workers in Delhi

14 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2021

Date Written: May 2020

Abstract

Across the world, women are inevitably involved in some kind of productive and/or reproductive activity but much of their work is invisible and they are largely employed in low skilled, low paid informal sectors with little or no social security. Furthermore, women working in the informal sector face different structural constraints and women in poor households are more likely to work in the informal sector and they are often to be found in the more vulnerable categories of work, for instance as domestic workers or self-employed home-based workers

Keywords: Informal Workers, Women Workers, Vulnerability of Workers, Social Security of Informal Workers

JEL Classification: J68, J7

Suggested Citation

Chakraborty, Shiney, Impact of COVID-19 National Lockdown on Women Informal Workers in Delhi (May 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3993514 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3993514

Shiney Chakraborty (Contact Author)

Institute of Social Studies Trust ( email )

U.G. Floor, Core 6A India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
New Delhi, DE Delhi 110003
India

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