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Martinique’s Informal Sector


  • Annie Motch

    (Connecticut College)

  • Gérard Forgeot

    (CEREGMIA, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane)


In 2008, Martinique’s informal sector accounted for 12,400 individuals, 9.9% of the Martinique’s total employment. Youth, retirees, men, women, the unemployed, inactives, those already employed in the formal sector, and many more make up the diverse informal sector population. Informal sector participation rates, however, have been declining in recent years; in 2002, the informal sector represented 13.2% of Martinique’s total employment (a decline of 3.3%).

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  • Annie Motch & Gérard Forgeot, 2011. "Martinique’s Informal Sector," Documents de Travail 2011-03, CEREGMIA, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane.
  • Handle: RePEc:crg:wpaper:dt2011-03

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