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Economics: Informal Sector: North America
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Gender differentiation and the informal labor market

Most approaches to the study of labor markets and economic development have neglected the importance of gender differentiation in understanding economic development and the informal labor market. In instances where gender issues have been addressed, migrant women were seen as dependent, …

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Dallalfar, Arlene, “Economics: Informal Sector: North America”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0234d>
First published online: 2009

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