Women’s employment in the Informal Sector in Developing Countries

Contributions of Lourdes Benería and Martha (Marty) Chen

Authored by: Farida Chowdhury Khan

The Routledge Handbook of the History of Women’s Economic Thought

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138852341
eBook ISBN: 9781315723570
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Women’s work can be underpaid, invisible, and is often not strictly considered work. This is particularly true in developing countries where the contribution of women to the economy lies mostly outside that which is formally accounted for in national economic statistics. One promise of economic development is to change that situation for women and induct them into good jobs.

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