This dissertation focuses on the interconnectedness of informality and social protection in Ecuador, by means of answering the overarching question as to whether recent social protection policy initiatives have reinforced processes of labour informality, adapted to them or attenuated them.

This dissertation draws on localised research to further explore the interactions between social protection and labour market structures, focusing on the gendered and generational aspects of welfare provisioning.

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Promotor R.P. Vos (Rob) , M. Arsel (Murat) , A.M. Fischer (Andrew Martín)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-90-6490-082-2
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Series ISS PhD Theses
Note The dissertation is part of the research programme of CERES, Research School for Resource Studies for Development.
Palacio Ludeña, M.G. (2017, December 7). A matter of choice?: Cash Transfers and Narratives of Dependence in the Lives of Women in Southern Ecuador. ISS PhD Theses. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from