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Employment Conditions in the Senegalese Horticultural Export Industry: A Worker Perspective

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

© 2016 Overseas Development Institute. The rapid transformation of the agri-food sector in developing countries has created rural off-farm employment opportunities, especially for women. There is growing concern about worker welfare and employment conditions in agri-food and export sectors, but empirical evidence on this issue is scant. We analyse contractual preferences of female workers in the horticultural export sector in Senegal. We use a discrete choice experiment to assess women's preferences for a labour contract and employ a latent class model to capture preference heterogeneity. We find that women have a high willingness to accept a labour contract in the horticultural export industry, and that differences in preferences for contract attributes can be explained by women's empowerment status.
Journal: Development Policy Review
ISSN: 0950-6764
Issue: 2
Volume: 34
Pages: 301 - 319
Publication year:2016
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education