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.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013
Date Written: 2005
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
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