Chapter 3. Local Authorities and the Construction Industry

  1. Professor Roderick Lawrence Doctorate of Science Professor Consultant director2 and
  2. Dr Edmundo Werna member3
  1. Mariana Paredes Gil M.Sc. principal researcher1 and
  2. Dr Edmundo Werna member3

Published Online: 3 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306446.ch3

Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities

Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities

How to Cite

Paredes Gil, M. and Werna, E. (2009) Local Authorities and the Construction Industry, in Labour Conditions for Construction: Building cities, decent work & the role of local authorities (eds R. Lawrence and E. Werna), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306446.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Human Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland

  2. 3

    International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. 1

    GIAN/RUIG, Switzerland

  2. 3

    International Labour Organization, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 4 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189439

Online ISBN: 9781444306446

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Keywords:

  • employment generation;
  • community-centred approach;
  • labour-centred approach;
  • income generation via employment diversification;
  • lack of social protection and urban poverty;
  • urban development literature;
  • participatory approaches;
  • decentralization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Decent work in urban areas

  • Local authorities

  • The construction sector

  • Local authorities and decent work in the construction sector and related services

  • Conclusion

  • Note