Informal employment in the Kabylia region (Algeria): labour force segmentation, mobility and earnings

Youghourta Bellache, Omar Babou, Oksana Nezhyvenko & Philippe Adair
A pooled sample of 3,290 Algerian workers from two regional household surveys captures the determinants of access to the formal vs. informal labour market segments. Youth, female gender and low educational attainment drive informal employment. Segmentation does not preclude occupational mobility, rather towards formal segments. Earnings functions on a sub-sample of 1,753 of formal and informal employees highlight an average 25 per cent wage gap, being lower among women, whereas gender pay gap is lower...
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