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Slavery, Work and Freedom: What Can Cash Transfers Contribute to the Fight for Decent Work?

Project description

Can cash transfers ensure decent work?

Poor working conditions and high levels of exploitation are detected in many areas around the world, affecting the lives of millions. In most cases, such conditions are imposed by the unavailability of decent job positions. The EU-funded WorkFREE project intends to perform pioneering research in the city of Hyderabad in India, where a high percentage of people are employed as waste pickers. The project aims to investigate the potential to change working conditions and achieve decent work by offering unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) to members of this social group and engaging them in participatory action research (PAR) with the members of the project team.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 324 203

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 324 203
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OPENDEMOCRACY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
18 Ashwin Street
E83DL London
Activity type
Other
INBI FOUNDATION
India
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Plot No13, Ground Floor, Sripuri Colony, Tirumalagiri,
500015 Hyderabad
Activity type
Other