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Emploi Et Secteur Informels En Algérie : Déterminants, Segmentation Et Mobilité De La Main-D’Œuvre


  • Philippe ADAIR

    () (ERUDITE, Université Paris Est Créteil, France)

  • Youghourta BELLACHE

    () (ERUDITE, Université Paris Est Créteil, France)


The informal sector in Algeria is of different approaches and informal employment is subject to indirect estimates from national employment sur-veys that are disparate. The increase in the informal sector according to the ILO results of private sector development and especially micro-enterprises. The cross-sectional analysis of a survey on a representative sample of 522 households was conducted in Bejaia (Algeria) in 2007; it identifies the determinants of the informal sector and shows that it is composite: micro-entrepreneurs come in "informal pure" and "informal hybrids. According to the twin criteria of activity within the formal vs. the informal sector and the status of salaried vs. self-employed individuals, social and occupational mobility reveals differentiated trajectories, which bring in some dynamics to the model of labour market segmentation.

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  • Philippe ADAIR & Youghourta BELLACHE, 2012. "Emploi Et Secteur Informels En Algérie : Déterminants, Segmentation Et Mobilité De La Main-D’Œuvre," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 35, pages 121-149.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:35:y:2012:p:121-149

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    1. Hammouda, Nacer-Eddine, 2006. "Secteur et emploi informels en Algérie : définitions, mesures et méthodes d’estimation
      [Informal sector and employment in Ageria : definition, measure and estimation methods]
      ," MPRA Paper 58733, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Isabelle Bensidoun & Ali Souag, 2013. "Emploi informel en Algérie : caractéristiques et raisons d'être," Working Papers halshs-00965775, HAL.
    2. Souag, Ali & Assaad, Ragui, 2017. "The Impact of the Action Plan for Promoting Employment and Combating Unemployment on Employment Informality in Algeria," IZA Discussion Papers 10966, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
    3. Philippe Adair & Youghourta Bellache, 2014. "Labour mobility and the informal sector in Algeria: a cross-sectional comparison (2007-2012)," TEPP Working Paper 2014-07, TEPP.
    4. Hassiba Gherbi & Philippe Adair, 2016. "Femmes et emploi informel dans la wilaya de Béjaia (Algérie) : un modèle probit," Post-Print hal-01683931, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • N47 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Africa; Oceania
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements


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