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Employment, income and wages in informal sector of Greater Khartoum: findings of a survey


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  • Mohammad, Irfan
  • Idris, Huda El-Tayab
  • Gabbani, Abdel-Hamid


This is the second working paper of the UNFPA/ILO Project "Assistance for formulation and implementation of National Population and Human Resource Development" SUD/68/P06. The informal sector survey, subject matter of this report was undertaken in May 1988. Organization of informal sector in terms of ownership and management is discussed in the first section of this report. Adequacy of infra-structural facilities is also provided in this section. Sectoral composition/ structure of assets/ and operation of enterprise is detailed in the second section. Sales and net income of the enterprises is discussed in Section three. This section also contains a multivariate regression analysis to assess determinants of enterprises net income. Employment structure/household income of the operators/ and wages of the informal sector employees find their place in the fourth section. Over time growth of the informal sector in Khartoum and problems faced by the respondents are discussed in fifth section. Final section presents conclusions and policy recommendations.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 38996.

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Date of creation: 1991
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38996

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Keywords: Informal sector; Infrastructure; Sectoral composition; Structure of Assets; Multivariate Regression Analysis; employment structure; Khartoum; survey report;

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