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Informal Workers in Urban Thailand: A Statistical Snapshot

The Government of Thailand has put in place programmes that extend social security coverage to workers in the informal economy. Additional legal protections are provided to domestic workers and homeworkers through the Ministerial Regulation of Domestic Workers Protection and the Homeworker Protection Act (which applies only to home-based industrial outworkers, called homeworkers). However, not all workers are aware of these programmes and for some workers, social security plans are limited and are available only on a voluntary basis and only if they pay into the plan. As a result, informal employment continues to be an important share of the labour force in Thailand and in its cities.

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Document type Issue and policy briefs
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) WIEGO Statistical Brief No 20
  • Informal labor
  • Labor
  • Women in development
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
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Author (individual) Wissanee Poonsab, the Labour Statistics Group of the National Statistical Office of Thailand
Co-author (individual) Joann Vanek ( WIEGO’s Senior Advisor in Statistics) and Françoise Carré (Director of the WIEGO Statistics Programme)
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher WIEGO
Publication date 2019
Pagination 8
Keywords WIEGO,Informal Workers,Urban
Date uploaded September 16, 2020, 07:23 (UTC)
Date modified September 16, 2020, 07:29 (UTC)