Ana María Grijalva

Published on July 14, 2021

Youth and Informal work: their voices through data

Head of Solutions Mapping - UNDP Acceleration Laboratory in Ecuador

In the current health crisis, young people face the pressing issue of precarious labor and informality. In this uncertain time, many questions arise. For example, what are the inequalities between rural and urban youth? How does the sexual division of labor manifest itself in young people in a situation of informality? What role does care work play in the precariousness of women and access to paid employment?

Published on November 2, 2020

Young people in informality and what we know about their working conditions: Part 1, gathering information

The health crisis caused by COVID-19 quickly turned into a socioeconomic crisis, which has deepened existing social problems. In the case of Ecuador, as in many countries in the Latin American region, informal workers have been seriously harmed by being more exposed to contagion due to the nature of their work, by not having social protection schemes, and by seeing their income level reduced by half or completely ( ECLAC, 2020 ).