Spatial Variations in the Nature of Undeclared Work and its Public Policy Implications

Williams, C.C. (2005) "Spatial variations in the nature of undeclared work and its public policy implications", Space and Polity, vol. 9, no. 2, pp.135-147.

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Colin Williams

University of Sheffield - School of Management

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

It has been recently revealed that depicting undeclared work as everywhere composed of income-oriented market-like work over-simplifies and obscures its heterogeneous meanings and spatially variable nature. Although the undeclared work of people living in affluent areas is predominantly income-oriented market-like work, such work for people inhabiting deprived neighbourhoods is largely composed of community-oriented work akin to paid mutual aid. This paper explores the implications for public policy of this reading of its geographical variations. The outcome is a proposal for a geographically sensitive twin-track policy approach appreciative of the spatially variable nature of undeclared work.

Keywords: informal sector

JEL Classification: O26

Suggested Citation

Williams, Colin, Spatial Variations in the Nature of Undeclared Work and its Public Policy Implications (2005). Williams, C.C. (2005) "Spatial variations in the nature of undeclared work and its public policy implications", Space and Polity, vol. 9, no. 2, pp.135-147. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2316602

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