Unstable employment reduces wages and well-being of Kyrgyzstan workers

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In Kyrgyzstan, more than 70% of the active labour force is employed informally and less than half of wage employees have a permanent job. A team of local PEP researchers found that employment vulnerability (defined as a lack of job security or stability, underemployment, unwanted jobs, or unstable remuneration) reduces workers’ earnings and well-being. The effect is more severe for women who see their earnings reduced by up to 26%.
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

Country: 
Kyrgyzstan
Project code: 
20167

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