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Table 4 Working conditions in different types of informal work

From: Addressing the interaction between food insecurity, depression risk and informal work: findings of a cross-sectional survey among informal women workers with young children in South Africa

Type of work Conditions of work (N = 265)
Proportion in each category
n (%)
Earning < R1000 monthly
n (%)
Irregular working hours
n (%)
Work 7 days per week
n (%)
Paid monthly
n (%)
Fixed wage
n (%)
Domestic workers 56 (21.1) 12/56 (21.4) 5/56 (8.9) 1/56 (1.8) 49/56 (87.5) 36/56 (64.3)
Home based workers 49 (18.5%) 25/49 (51.0) 29/49 (59.2) 28/49 (57.1) 19/49 (37.8) 1/49 (2.0)
Employed in informal business 116 (43.8) 31/116 (26.7) 20/116 (17.2) 10/116 (8.6) 84/116 (72.4) 60/116 (51.7)
Own account workers: Informal traders 29 (10.9) 10/29 (34.5) 6/29 (20.7) 10/29 (34.5) 16/29 (55.2) 3/29 (10.3)
Own account workers: other 15 (5.7) 1/15 (6.7) 4/15 (26.6) 3/15 (20.0) 8/15 (53.3) 1/15 (6.7)