Global financial crisis and Indias informal economy: review of key sectors

This compilation examines the impact of the global economic crisis on informal sector workers in India and is part of a series of studies that UNDP India has commissioned. Herein, the focus is on daily waste labour, majority of whom are poor, uncounted and invisible, lack assets, are poorly educated and possess no legitimate employment-related documents. The studies explore the reasons for this vulnerability and its impact on incomes, education, health and nutrition of waste pickers, home-based garment workers, marginal farmers and chikankari workers in the country.

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