Convergence and divergence of workers’ environment, associations, and access to social protection: Sectoral and country comparisons

Winnie Mitullah, Lone Riisgaard, Nina Torm, Aloyce Gervas, Raphael Indimuli, Anne Kamau, Godbertha Kinyondo

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Drawing on the preceding chapters, this chapter provides a comparative analysis of the construction, transport, and trade sectors across Kenya and Tanzania revealing many synergies in respect to the working environment and the importance of associations. The major differences which emerge between the sectors relate to the nature of organization, in which the trade and transport sectors manifest a higher level of organization compared to the construction sector. In terms of power resources, worker challenges, and associational benefits, most of the differentiation manifests itself on a sectoral basis, underscoring the importance of adopting a sector-specific lens when analyzing the realities of informal workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Protection and Informal Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lived Realities and associational experiences from Tanzania and Kenya
PublisherRoutledge, Francis &Taylor
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Mar 2021

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