Women in Jamaica's Urban Informal Economy: Insights from a Kingston Slum

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Abstract

Discusses the feminization of poverty in contemporary Jamaica, which is manifested in low-wage employment of women in the urban informal economic structure. The oppression and subordination of women in the informal sector "contributes to the reproduction of a cheap, casual, and concealed work force accessible to capital for performing its temporary and largely unskilled tasks.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-128
Number of pages26
JournalNew West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (NWIG)
Volume62
Issue number3/4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1988

Keywords

  • WOMEN
  • POVERTY
  • EMPLOYMENT (Economic theory)
  • ECONOMIC structure
  • INFORMAL sector (Economics)
  • KINGSTON (Jamaica)

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