La mujer en la economía informal: sus características y la legitimidad en el contexto intergeneracional

Palabras clave

Economía informal
Economía informal
mujeres empresarias
Mujeres empresarias
movilidad intergeneracional
Movilidad intergeneracional
asentamientos ilegales
Asentamientos ilegales

Cómo citar

Avasthy, D., Kanti Ray, K. R., & Deb, R. (2016). La mujer en la economía informal: sus características y la legitimidad en el contexto intergeneracional. Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos De Psicología, 13(1), 4–12.


La economía informal es una ramificación casi permanente de la rápida urbanización; está omnipresente en la vida de cada uno, en los sucesos cotidianos. Además, este tipo de economía es capaz de retar a la economía formal y a la estructura política de la nación. La tendencia de que las mujeres inmigrantes asuman de forma involuntaria labores domésticas (cuidado de los niños, aseo del hogar, hacer mercado o cocinar) en el núcleo de la familia urbana es casi una práctica normal con cierto nivel de legitimidad. Entonces, esta investigación pretende relacionar las tendencias socio-económicas y los aspectos de legitimidad concernientes a las mujeres empleadas en el sector informal de Nueva Delhi. A partir de la recolección de datos se pretendió evaluar los factores motivantes detrás de la migración y el empleo en el sector informal. El estudio, si bien realizado en una muestra reducida, alude a la estructura de la economía informal en Nueva Delhi. Además, presenta una semblanza de la relación entre los factores socioeconó- micos y culturales en la vida de estas mujeres.


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