Jobs at the border: Women’s employment in ASEAN’s economic zones

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Guided by the question of whether the jobs being created within these zones are promoting decent work for women migrant workers, this study developed four case studies of SEZs: Thilawa SEZ (Yangon Region, Myanmar), Phnom Penh SEZ (Phnom Penh, Cambodia), Manhattan SEZ (Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia), and Tak SEZ (Tak Province, Thailand), with a particular focus on the garment industry.

Keywords women, garment factory workers, special economic zones, migration


Duration 2019

Faculty Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe

Funded by IDRC Canada
In partnership with Mekong Migration Network


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