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Formal and informal
Journal Article
How mobile are workers across informal and formal jobs in India?

The Indian labour market is characterized by a high level of informality, with large numbers of workers in poorly paid ‘lower-tier’ informal jobs, and somewhat better paid ‘upper-tier’ informal jobs, which do not have the same...

Formal and informal informal formal
Working Paper
Informal–formal workers' transition in Nigeria: A livelihood analysis

This study evaluates the effects of the informal sector on Nigerian workers’ livelihoods and analyses workers’ transitions within the informal sector and between informal and formal employment...

Regression analysis Employment Formal and informal
Working Paper
Transitions between informal and formal jobs in India: Patterns, correlates, and consequences

The Indian labour market is characterized by a high level of informality, with large numbers of workers in poorly paid ‘lower-tier’ informal jobs, and somewhat better paid ‘upper-tier’ informal jobs, which do not have the same...

Formal and informal informal formal
Book Chapter
Why do household businesses stay informal?

From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Formal and informal Informal sector Household business
Working Paper
Who demands labour (de)regulation in the developing world?: Insider–outsider theory revisited

Contrary to the predictions of the insider–outsider model, we show that the large majority of outsiders in developing countries support, rather than oppose, protective labour regulations...

Formal and informal Labour Labour market segmentation
Blog
Why are workers getting a smaller share of the cake in Mexico?

As with many other developed and emerging economies, in recent decades Mexico has experienced a long-term decline in the labour income share. In other words, wages have decreased compared with other sources of income such as capital income...

Income inequality Earnings inequality Wages
Working Paper
Why do household businesses in Vietnam stay informal?

Using unbalanced panel data from the small and medium enterprise surveys in Vietnam in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, this paper investigates factors associated with informality in Vietnam...

Formal and informal Informal sector Household business
News
Call for Papers: Informality and Development – A Conference in Honor of Elinor Ostrom

A multidisciplinary conference on informality and development will be arranged by Indiana University and Cornell University on 22-23 October 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana. The deadline for submission is 1 May 2016.

Formal and informal Development Call for papers
Project
Photo: Maria Fleischmann / World Bank The small and medium enterprise (SME) survey

Theme: 2010-11

Vietnam SMEs Manufacturing
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