The Youth Gender Gap in North Africa: Income Differentials and Informal Employment
Keywords:Decomposition, Gender, Income gap, Informal workers, North Africa, Youth.
We examine the participation of youth to informal employment, as well as their contribution to income differentials according to gender within the
informal economy. We apply the Oaxaca -Ransom decomposition method to a sample of 7816 young people aged 15-29 in 2015 from North Africa.
Quantile regressions analyse income distribution by gender, according to the formal/informal employment distinction, on a subsample of 1,941
employees and self-employed workers. According to a decomposition model assessing the income gap by gender and employment status, women are