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In Work But Trapped in Poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage

In Work But Trapped in Poverty: A summary of five studies conducted by Oxfam, with updates on progress along the road to a living wage
24 pages

Authors
Wilshaw, Rachel
Hamilton, Sloane
Théroux-Séguin, Julie
Gardener, Daisy

Publication date
29 Sep 2015

DOI
10.21201/2015.578815

ISBN
978-1-78077-950-8

Publisher
Oxfam International

Type
Research report

Oxfam believes that access to decent work on a living wage is a fundamental pathway out of poverty, and one of the best ways to counter growing inequality. This summary of recent Oxfam research in Morocco, Kenya, Malawi, Vietnam and Myanmar paints a picture of workers, mostly women, who are working hard but trapped in poverty producing food and garments for consumers. Four of the five studies were conducted with companies who source or sell the products. The paper outlines the findings, gives a progress update and looks at what needs to change for workers like these to enjoy decent work on a living wage in the future.

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