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Women, work & poverty Policy Conference on Home Based Workers of South Asia, 18-20 January 2007, New Delhi. by Policy Conference on Home Based Workers of South Asia (2007 New Delhi, India)

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Published by SEWA, United Nations Development Fund for Women in Ahmedabad, New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Self-employed women -- South Asia -- Congresses,
  • Poor women -- Employment -- South Asia -- Congresses,
  • Working poor -- South Asia -- Congresses,
  • Home labor -- South Asia -- Congresses,
  • Social security -- South Asia -- Congresses

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesWomen, work and poverty
ContributionsSelf Employed Women"s Association (Ahmadābād, India), United Nations Development Fund for Women.
LC ClassificationsHD6072.6.A-ZI.x (H73)+
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23537200M
LC Control Number2009311597

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