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Women workers in the informal sector

Shanti Chhetry

Women workers in the informal sector

a study of the hill areas of Darjeeling district in West Bengal

by Shanti Chhetry

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Published by Gyan Sagar Publication in Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Darjeeling (District)
    • Subjects:
    • Women -- Employment -- India -- Darjeeling (District),
    • Informal sector (Economics) -- India -- Darjeeling (District)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-241) and index.

      StatementShanti Chhetry.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6190.D37 C44 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxv, 262 p. ;
      Number of Pages262
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL169285M
      ISBN 108186987509
      LC Control Number99947832
      OCLC/WorldCa43852816

      Gandhi N. () Purple and Red Banners: Joint Strategies for Women Workers in the Informal Sector. In: Chhachhi A., Pittin R. (eds) Confronting State, Capital and Patriarchy. Institute of Social Studies, The by: 4.   Over the same period employment in the organised, non-agricultural sector, defined to include all units with 10 or more workers if using power and 20 or more workers if not using power, rose from.

      production. The increasing subordination of informal sector workers is due to capital taking advantage of social inequalities and backward forms of production and also due to informal sector workers seeking to increase the security of access to raw materials, capital and markets. Women in the Informal SectorFile Size: KB. presented in this book are designed to give a wide audience of users a better understanding of the Home-based workers in fourteen developing countries: Number, share of Size and contribution of informal sector in trade and women traders in informal trade 53 Table Street food enterprises by women’s involvement.

      The informal sector workers are earning lower than both public sector and private formal sector workers due to both personal characteristics and wage structure of . Women frequent the informal sector of the economy through occupations like home-based workers and street vendors. The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World shows that in the s, 81% of women in Benin were street vendors, 55% in Guatemala, 44% in Mexico, 33% in Kenya, and 14% in India.


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