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Document ID (ISN)100117
CIS number 02-1292
ISBN(s) 92-2-112246-8
Year 2000
Convention or series no. ILO Sectoral Activities Working Paper No.WP.150
Author(s) Barme C.
Title Homeworkers - Towards improving their working conditions in the textile, clothing and footwear industries
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2000. ix, 312p.
Abstract Home work is growing in importance in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industries. A first part of this report gives a broad outline of the conditions of work among home workers in these industries, highlighting their problems. Contents: globalization of home work; definition of home work in the TCF industries; regional trends in industrialized counties; role of home work in subcontracting schemes; recent trends in OECD countries, in Latin America and in Asia; statistical data; competitive advantages of home work; socio-economic profile of home workers; advantages of home work for the worker; remuneration; hours of work and insecurity of employment. A second part of the report reviews national and multilateral efforts aimed at promoting equality of treatment and improving working conditions of home workers.
Descriptors (primary) ILO; home work; shoe industry; textile industry; clothing industry; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) report; hours of work; statistics; survey; women; social aspects; subcontractors; terms of employment; industrialized countries; developing countries; workmen's compensation
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceILO
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Globalization
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Clothing and finished textile products industry