Profiling South African gender inequality in informal self-employment

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dc.description.abstract South Africa is a nation with high unemployment, and informal self-employment can offer an escape from poverty. For this reason, many South African women are currently self-employed. Men also enter the informal sector and though in the minority, they tend to earn more than women. The aim of this paper was to construct a profile of gender differences in South African informal self-employment using the 2005 Labour Force Survey and the 2005 Survey of Employers and Self-Employed. The results of our study reveal that along with distinct earning differences, female informal enterprise owners have different characteristics from their male counterparts. In order to improve the earnings potential of such owners, this paper outlines a series of interventions voiced by the women themselves that offer the potential of improving the earnings. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject GENDER en
dc.subject IDENTITY en
dc.subject EQUALITY en
dc.title Profiling South African gender inequality in informal self-employment en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 24(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Gender Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7903 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber 275-292 en
dc.outputnumber 6551 en
dc.bibliographictitle Magidimisha, H.H. & Gordon, S. (2013) Profiling South African gender inequality in informal self-employment. Journal of Gender Studies. 24(3):275-292. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Magidimisha, H.H. en
dc.contributor.author2 Gordon, S. en

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