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basic rest-activity cycle

A biological rhythm of waxing and waning alertness with a period of approximately 90 minutes in humans. During sleep it controls the cycles of REM and slow-wave sleep. Also called the ...

Social Protection for Informal-sector Workers

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The New Oxford Companion to Economics in India (3 ed.)

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...Housing and basic services like water, sanitation, and electricity is yet another area of social protection where organizations of informal workers have broken new ground. Since informal workers cannot always be organized on the basis of one trade, the alternative is to organize them in their own neighbourhoods, and around basic needs like housing, water, and sanitation. In Ahmedabad, informal workers joined hands with the local municipal authorities to develop a programme aimed at transforming urban neighbourhoods by providing basic amenities: water,...