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Digging to Survive: Women's Livelihoods in South Asia's Small Mines and Quarries

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


The global trend of the informalisation of women's work is also evident in what is commonly known as artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices. Small mines and quarries are extremely diverse in nature, but comprise a repository of extremely poor people. This article focuses on the gender and livelihood issues and concerns in small mines and quarries of South Asia. In view of the lack of official quantitative data, the research presented here is based on proxy indicators and field...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: South Asian Survey
DOI: 10.1177/097152310801500204


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