Access to healthcare and young people in the informal sector : the case of Nigeria

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Over 60 per cent of the world’s employed population are in the informal sector. The Geneva International Labour Organization (2020) news report shows that 2 billion people currently work informally. With 77 per cent of the total youths in employment constituted in the informal sector, young people are the largest labour contributors to this sector. Unfortunately, the jobs held by these people (young people) are usually associated with low pay, no legal (employment contracts) nor social protection (pensions and health insurance), and poor working conditions. These conditions contribute significantly to their limited access to social services like healthcare services (Sychareun et al., 2016), which in turn may leave them vulnerable and exposed to calamitous health conditions. To this end, this study aims to examine the interaction between access to healthcare and the experiences of young people in the informal sector.
Period7 Dec 2020
Event titleDoctoral Student Policy Studies Seminar Series
Event typeSeminar
OrganisersInstitute of Policy Studies, School of Graduate Studies
LocationHong KongShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInstitutional