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Informality revisited, Volume 1
Author:Maloney, William; Date Stored:2003/02/15
Document Date:2003/01/31Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; Work & Working Conditions; Labor Standards; Banks & Banking Reform; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Labor Policies; Public Health PromotionLanguage:English
Report Number:WPS2965Sub Sectors:General industry and trade sector
Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper series ; no. WPS 2965Volume No:1

Summary: The author develops a view of the informal sector in developing countries primarily as an unregulated micro-entrepreneurial sector and not as a disadvantaged residual of segmented labor markets. Drawing on recent work from Latin America, he offers alternative explanations for many of the characteristics of the informal sector customarily regarded as evidence of its inferiority.

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