Successful PhD defence by Maria Gabriela Palacio Ludena
On Thursday, 7 December 2017, Maria Gabriela Palacio Ludena successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled 'A matter of choice?: Cash Transfers and Narratives of Dependence in the Lives of Women in Southern Ecuador'.
In her thesis she focused on the interconnectedness of informality and social protection in Ecuador. She asked whether recent social protection policy initiatives have reinforced processes of labour informality, adapted to them or attenuated them.