Informal Learning: Education and Skill Development in India’s Informal Sector

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The paper is divided in seven parts. Part I is an introduction, which gives general information about the informal sector. Part II provides the concept of informal learning with different definitions on the informal sector. After giving a brief overview on different definitions, Part III describes forms of the Informal Sector Training. Part IV highlights the learning processes and possibilities to enter the formal sector. Part V is more focused on gender perspectives in terms of the profile of women in the informal sector. Part VI presents a study on skill gaps in informal sector. It deals with the objective of assessing the skill gaps to enable the skill development agencies to bridge this gap (Sodhi 2014). Finally, Part VII concludes the topic on education and skill development in India’s Informal Sector.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Management InstituteShri Ram Centre for IR, HR, Economic and Social DevelopmentDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Chair of Business and Economics EducationUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

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