Informal Employment in Developed and Developing Economies: Perspectives and Policy Responses
International Labour Review, Vol. 152, No. 3–4, pp. 355-380 (2013)
26 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2015
Date Written: 2013
The aim of this introductory article is to provide a critical overview of how informality has been defined and measured, together with selected findings on its extent and character, and a summary of competing views regarding its role in contemporary economies and how it can be tackled. The outcome is a set of conceptual frameworks for understanding both the burgeoning literature on informal employment and how each of the perspectives presented in this Special Issue contributes to the advancement of knowledge on this subject so as to set the scene for the articles that follow.
Keywords: informal sector, developing countries, developing economies, development economics, economic development
JEL Classification: H26, J46, J48, K34, K42, O17
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