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Document ID (ISN)108047
CIS number 08-621
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Masilla J.C., Ynoñan García P.
Title A global exploitative chain: The case of women making gold chains
Original title Una cadena global de explotación: caso de las trabajadoras tejedoras de cadenitas de oro [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto de salud y trabajo (ISAT), Av. Almado Márquez 1875, Jesus María, Lima, Peru, 2004. 59p. Illus. 25 ref.
Internet access http://www.ila.org.pe/publicaciones/docs/cadenitas_de_oro.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract The aim of this document is to highlight the work of women in the Peruvian jewellery sector and in particular to analyse the conditions of work among women producing chains at home, a type of work requiring dexterity and fine fingers, which is why it is exclusively assigned to women. The document comprises two parts. A first part presents a brief overview of the Peruvian economy and the promotion of jewellery exports, followed by a description of the jewellery tasks carried out by the women, together with the main aspects of Peruvian labour legislation. The second part seeks to shed light on the real situation and the precarious nature of the work of women who make chains at home. It examines in particular the characteristics of this worker population, their conditions of work and the consequences of this work on their health.
Descriptors (primary) Peru; home work; jewellery manufacture; women; conditions of work
Descriptors (secondary) informal sector; work organization; remuneration; subcontractors; physical workload; survey; risk factors; labour-management relations
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePeru
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Glass, pottery and related materials