The City of Fez as a Case Study
It is established that the informal sector plays an important role in the creation of job opportunities for many rural and urban people. However, there is a scarcity of academic research on the relationship between gender, informality of employment and poverty reduction in Morocco with particular reference to the city of Fez. This book focuses on investigating the contribution of women’s self-employed work in the informal sector in reducing household poverty in the city of Fez. This is done through the medium of specific framework objectives. First, the book sets out the types of women engaged in informal sector activities in the city of Fez. Secondly, it makes a situational analysis of the contribution of women’s work in the informal sector to reduce poverty in their households in this region of Morocco. Thirdly, it identifies the linkages between working as self-employed persons and emancipation of women through their participation in political and social activism in Fez and lastly, it uncovers the main difficulties impeding the development of women in self-employed activities in the informal sector and identifies the various challenges for the development of their businesses in Fez.
List of Tables
Table 1. Increase of the Population of Morocco by Period and Place of Residence: 1960–2020
Table 2. Age Categorization
Table 3. Women’s Marital Status
Table 4. Women’s Places of Birth
Table 5. Women’s Educational Level
Table 6. Presence of Children
Table 7. Women with Vocational Training
Table 8. Types of Vocational Training
Table 9. Type of Residence
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