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Title: Greener Pastures
Date of publication: October 2002
Description/subject: Workers nationwide are drawn to the promise of prosperity in Rangoon. Only a lucky few realize their dreams. "Than Lwin spends his days as a waiter in a Rangoon teashop. But someday, the 13-year-old hopes to return home to his family in Nyaung Pin Tha village in upper Burma�s Magwe Division that he left two years ago in search of a living wage. "The main reason I came to Rangoon is to make money for survival. It is difficult to do this in my hometown," said Than Lwin. Now earning 3,000 kyat (less than US $3) per month, he is at the bottom of the wage scale in Burma�s capital. But provided a place to sleep and two meals a day by his employer, Than Lwin and most other rural poor workers in the estimated 2,500 teashops in Rangoon find that serving customers provides the only route to opportunity..."
Author/creator: Kyaw Zwa Moe and Naw Seng
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 10, No. 8
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Non-Farm Employment Opportunities in Rural Areas in Asia
Date of publication: 24 September 2001
Description/subject: This article was prepared for presentation at an Asian seminar on non-farm employment held in the Philippines in 2001, but the information about Myanmar that it presents has more to do with rural development projects than with non-farm employment in rural areas. The article contains some useful tables with information not readily available in other published material about these programs, the national land reclamation scheme, industrial employment, etc. The statistical data is now somewhat dated, but most of the programs described are still in place. The article, prepared by a state employee, is descriptive rather than analytical.
Author/creator: Daw Naw Jenny Loo
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Productivity Organization
Format/size: pdf (587 kb)
Alternate URLs: http://www.apo-tokyo.org/00e-books/AG-05_Non-FarmEmployment/AG-05_Non-FarmEmployment.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2010