Innocenti Working Papers Social Protection in the Informal Economy: Home based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in Asia AUTHOR(S) Santosh Mehrotra; Mario Biggeri Published: 2002 Innocenti Working Papers Home based work has a dual and contradictory character: on the one hand, as a source of income diversification for poor workers and the emergence of micro-enterprises, yet on the other, it is a source of exploitation of vulnerable workers as firms attempt to contain costs. This paper examines the social protection needs of women workers in this sector, and also argues for public action to promote such work as a possible new labour intensive growth strategy in these and other developing countries. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 84 | Thematic area: Child Work and Labour, Gender Issues | Tags: child labour, child workers, women workers, women's programmes, women's rights, women's status × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Santosh Mehrotra; Mario Biggeri 2002 Social Protection in the Informal Economy: Home based women workers and outsourced manufacturing in Asia. , pp. 84.