Impact of Socio Economic Factors on Women Work force Participation in Informal Sector of Assam
Krishna Saikia

Krishna Saikia, Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Gauhati University, Guwahati (Assam), India.

Manuscript received on 21 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 4015-4020 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B15470982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1547.0982S1119
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Abstract: Informal sector has played a very important role in the labour market of most of the development countries like India. Informal employment has been widespread and continues to be an emerging phenomenon. An overwhelmingly large percentage of workers (about 92 per cent) are engaged in informal informal sector of India and a large majority of them have low earnings with limited or no social protection. Assam is one of the relatively backward states in India. In Assam, the labour force participation rate (LFPR) and work force participation rate (WFPR) shows a dark picture of the labour market of the state. As similar to National level, in this state also, more than 90% of total workforce is engaged in informal sector. Informal sector provides a better scope for women to engage in various activities like small tea shop, street vendor, beauty parlour, rag picker etc. Generally, women in the informal sector in India are disadvantaged in the field of labour market. Their low productivity, low income, insecure jobs, as well as low share in overall employment in the unorganised and informal sectors shows a gloomy picture The inequalities and disparities that exist in access to employment across regions and social groups remain a huge competition in India. In this study an attempt is made to analyze the issues and challenges faced by the women informal workers in different sectors in Assam.
Keywords: Size of the Informal Workers, Types of Informal Workers, Problems of Informal Sector Workers.
Scope of the Article: Software Economics