Beyond loss of income, joblessness is associated with greater poverty, marginalization, and social exclusion; the current global crisis is clearly not helping. Rania Antonopoulos advocates public employment as a policy instrument, with particular attention to policies that address female poverty. In this webcast she discusses South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme, addressing issues related to income and job generation, provisioning of communities’ unmet needs, skill enhancement for a new cadre of workers, and promotion of gender equality by addressing the overtaxed time of women. Rania Antonopoulos is Director of the 'Gender Equality and the Economy' program at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College (USA), an expert advisor to UNDP and co-director of two global networks, the Gender Macroeconomics and International Economics (GEM-IWG) and the Economists for full Employment (EFE). Her most recent publications include an ILO monograph, The Unpaid Work, Paid Work Connection.
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