|Document ID (ISN)||111764|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Carothers R., Breslin F.C., Denomy J., Foad M.
||Promoting occupational safety and health for working children through microfinance programming
||2010, Vol.16, p.180-190. Illus. 28 ref.
||Promoting.pdf [in English]
||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.
||Egypt; safety programmes; health programmes; child labour; young persons; informal sector
||conditions of work; ethics; economic aspects; social aspects
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
General safety, health and conditions of work
OSH in developing countries