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Gender aspects in the Latin American garment industry

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Abstract: The global garment industry labour force is highly feminised. The vast majority (about 85%1) of workers employed in this sector are women. In general, the garment industry is one of the lowest-paid sectors and offers poor working conditions. Within the sector there is also a clear gender segregation whereby women are mostly found in the lowest-skilled, lowest-paid and most precarious jobs. This paper offers some concrete examples of gender issues in the Latin American garment industry.
Authors: Racz, K. , Theuws, M.
Series Title: SOMO Paper
Country: Argentina , El Salvador , Peru
Category: Research
ISBN: 978-90-71284-00-7
Serial number: April
Keywords: industry , gender , labour
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
PAGE: 11
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: SOMO
Year: 2011
Region: Latin America
Right: © 2011 SOMO
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: Gender aspects in the Latin American garment industry