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Economics: Informal Sector: Iran
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According to the official data, less than 10 percent of the urban female population of ten years and older has been active in the labor force during the post-revolutionary period (Markaz-i Āmār 2003, 88). Many researchers, however, believe that the data underestimate female participation and suggest the existence of a large informal market (Kār 1994, Mahīmīnī and Ṣāliḥī 1999, Moghadam 2001, Muḥsinī 1999, Raʿnānī 2001, Shaditalab 2002, 2003). The paucity of research on the subject does not allow …

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Moghadam, Fatemeh, “Economics: Informal Sector: Iran”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0234b>
First published online: 2009

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