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GTAP Resource #4302

"The contribution of informal work to household income: The case of women’s weaving work in Vientiane capital "
by Thipphavong, Viengsavang

The study of textile weaving as an alternative source of income of women in Vientiane capital has tried to illustrate the role of women in family income earning, particularly in the high competitive society at this present. It was found that many skilled textile weaving women are more likely to engage in the weaving led-income generation rather than other causal jobs for supplementary income earning of the family. Textile weaving can help weaver to deal with daily expenditure of her family such as, school fees and food. The contribution of weaving income to the family’s income has made female weavers be recognized as co-breadwinner of the family. The textile weaving activities are not only seen in a form of informal weavers (small scale textile weaving by independent and dependent weavers) but also a formal weavers (textile weaving enterprise). The two forms of weavers have shared indifferent views in terms of advantages and problems facing regarding to their work. The paper also includes some policy recommendations before its conclusion extracted from the research findings in order to introduce some problems solving and raise a concerns for relevant agencies.

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Category: Other CGE Application
Status: Not published
Date: 2012
Created: Thipphavong, V. (11/6/2013)
Updated: Batta, G. (11/6/2013)
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