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Document ID (ISN)111764
CIS number 11-0384
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carothers R., Breslin F.C., Denomy J., Foad M.
Title Promoting occupational safety and health for working children through microfinance programming
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.16, p.180-190. Illus. 28 ref.
Internet access Promoting.pdf [in English]
Abstract Microfinance programmes are recognized as a way of improving incomes and creating employment for large numbers of low-income families, but there are concerns that working conditions within these informal microenterprises are far from ideal. For example, when families receive loans to expand a microenterprise, children may make up the labour shortfall until the family can afford to hire adult workers. Through the Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Children who Work (PPIC-Work) project being carried out in Egypt, a set of interventions that can not only improve working conditions, but can also be integrated into standard microfinance programs has been developed. By working with and through self-financing microfinance programs, the PPIC-Work approach provides a way of improving occupational safety and health not only for children working in microenterprises but also for large numbers of children and adults working in the informal sector more generally.
Descriptors (primary) Egypt; safety programmes; health programmes; child labour; young persons; informal sector
Descriptors (secondary) conditions of work; ethics; economic aspects; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Child labour
Economic aspects
OSH in developing countries
Young workers