IntroductionThis paper seeks to analyse the issue of women's employment in the informal sector in
 According to the Resolution adopted by the 15th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS), the informal sector comprises units, such as households enterprises, engaged in the production of goods and services with the primary objective of generating employment and income to the persons concerned, not necessarily with the deliberate intention of evading the payment of taxes or other legislative or administrative provision. These units typically operate at a low level of organization, on a small scale, and with labour relations mostly based on causal employment. The definition of the informal sector in
1)All household enterprises owned and operated by own-account workers,
irrespective of the size of the enterprise (informal own-account
2) Household enterprises owned and operated by employers with less than
10 persons engaged, and
3)Excluded are all household enterprises engaged in agricultural activities
or wholly engaged in non-market production.