International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Is the Informalisation of Developing Countries a Solution to Graduate Unemployment? A Gender Based Approach in Cameroon
Etgard Manga Engama

The structuring of the labour market based on the formal/informal duality is becoming a major characteristic of developing countries, especially Cameroon. Demographic pressure leads to an increase in the number of graduates, which contrasts with the decline in the demand for labour in the formal sector and the growth of the informal sector may suggest that this sector is beneficial for graduates. This study shows, in the sight of the insecure nature of jobs and the low wages of the workers, that the informal sector serves only asameans of survival of the individuals who engage into it and that women are victims of wage discrimination in this sector.

Full Text: PDF