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Informal Labour in the Construction Industry in Kenya: A case study of Nairobi

Author(s)Winnie V. Mitullah and Isabella Njeri Wachira
Type of Toolworking paper
Region(s) / Country(ies)Africa
Informal Economy AspectsWorking conditions
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Informal labour in the construction industry in Kenya (299kb)
 - ILO Sectoral Activities - Construction publications
ILO Sector(s)Social Dialogue
ILO Unit(s)SECTOR - Sectoral Activities
Keyword(s)construction industry, working conditions

When examining the construction industry the focus has been on enterprises as little attention has been paid to the labour force, about which often very little is known.

This paper makes a start in redressing this imbalance. It presents the findings of a study of construction labour in Nairobi, Kenya. This is one of four studies of construction labour in the developing world. The focus of them all is 'informal labour' in the construction sector.

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Last update: 31 March 2005