The informal sector in algeria: approaches, actors and determiners
The informal sector in Algeria is little studied directly and the few studies which focus on the quantitative assessment of the phenomenon do not capture the factors explaining access to this sector. The multivariate analysis of a representative sample of 522 households in the survey in Bejaia in 2007 has identified various types of actors and activities, which reflect the heterogeneity of the informal sector. The multinomial logistic model highlights the role of the human capital and the socio-demographic profile in accessing to employment in the formal orHinformal sector. This confirms the thesis of segmentation between the two sectors (formal and informal) and supports the idea of a large informal subsistence sector.