Marie Michael Library

Title

Women, subsistence and the informal sector: towards a framework of analysis

Author

Heyzer, Noeleen

Description

This article examines the concentration of women workers in the informal sector and argues that this concentration is the result of larger structural and ideological forces restricting the demand for women in the labour market. Sexual division of labour, child care and other issues are addressed with survival strategies outlined.

File No

IDS-DP163

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

August, 1981

Subject(s)

Women, Employment

Pages

37