Informal Employment Re-loaded

This paper provides a fresh look at informal employment, a phenomenon of renewed interest to policy makers and researchers alike. It finds that informal employment is likely to stay, is sometimes a voluntary choice, can offer better working conditions than formal employment and is very heterogeneous...

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Main Author: Jütting, Johannes
Other Authors: Parlevliet, Jante, Xenogiani, Theodora
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2008
Series:OECD Development Centre Working Papers
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This paper provides a fresh look at informal employment, a phenomenon of renewed interest to policy makers and researchers alike. It finds that informal employment is likely to stay, is sometimes a voluntary choice, can offer better working conditions than formal employment and is very heterogeneous and diverse. Reasons for these puzzling facts and trends are discussed by focussing on incentives and constraints determining labour market outcomes. "Reloading" informal employment argues for a re-thinking of the current policy agenda and maps out important further directions for research
Physical Description:43 p. 21 x 29.7cm