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Title:The Sexual Division of Labour in the Urban Informal Sector: The Case of Some Townships in Lusaka
Author:Bardouille, Raj
Periodical:African Social Research
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:gender relations
market women
urban women
Labor and Employment
Women's Issues
Economics and Trade
Abstract:The nature of the sexual division of labour of the urban poor in the townships of Lusaka is examined with particular attention being paid to women's activities in the retail sector, in which most women are concentrated. The article focuses on the determinants, such as age and sex, of different scales of activities, the different degrees of autonomy in the production process, and the extent of subordination of informal sector operators to capital. It also analyses the nature of structural, technical and cultural constraints and whether such constraints affect women and men differently; the scope for upward mobility, and the extent to which such upward mobility is determined by the sex of the informal sector operator. - Note, ref., tab.