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Informality and Gender Gaps Going Hand in Hand

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Source: Informality and Gender Gaps Going Hand in Hand

Volume/Issue: 2019/112

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Vivian Malta , Lisa Kolovich , Angelica Martinez , and Marina Mendes Tavares

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498314718

Keywords: Demographic indicators, Labor force participation, Nonmetropolitan areas, Social security, Human capital, Informal Economy, Gender Gaps, sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal., gender gap

In sub-Saharan Africa women work relatively more in the informal sector than men. Many factors could explain this difference, including women's lower education levels, legal barriers, social norms and demographic c...