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Working Paper
Job quality and labour market transitions: Evidence from Mexican informal and formal workers

In this paper we analyse informal work in Mexico, which accounts for the majority of employment in the country and has grown over time...

Informal work job quality Labour market dynamics
Working Paper
Transforming informal work and livelihoods in China

The informal sector has long been viewed as a locus of the disadvantaged, unskilled, and inexperienced workers in under-developed and developing economies...

China Informal sector Livelihoods
Working Paper
Finance, gender, and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

How does informal economic activity respond to increased financial inclusion? Does it become more entrepreneurial?...

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Working Paper
Progress and stagnation in the livelihood of informal workers in an emerging economy: Long-term evidence from Indonesia

We use long-spanning individual longitudinal data to examine the long-term labour market outcomes of low-tier informal workers...

Earnings Indonesia Informal sector
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Virgyl Sowah, Unsplash, African Cities UNU-WIDER joins major new research consortium analysing African cities Urban economics Informal sector Partnerships for Development
Research Brief
How important are management practices for micro, small, and medium enterprises in Vietnam? Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Report
Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2019: Descriptive Report

The 2019 descriptive report of the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey is the second quantitative report of the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) project...

SMEs Informal sector Manufacturing
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
Book Chapter
How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?

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

Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
Journal Article
Informality and poverty in Ecuador

This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the two-way relationship between these two phenomena...

Informal sector Poverty
Report
Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2018 Qualitative Study

The purpose of this report is to give a nuanced picture of the SME business environment in Myanmar as a complement to the 2017 MSME quantitative survey conducted within the project ‘ Towards Inclusive Development in Myanmar ’...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Working Paper
Financial disincentives to formal work: Evidence from Ecuador and Colombia

The aim of this paper is to quantify the financial cost that informal workers would incur in the event of entering formality, accounting for potential earnings gains upon entry...

Formalization Informal sector Informality
Book Chapter
Employment and productivity growth in Tanzania's service sector

From the book: Industries without Smokestacks

Services Informal sector Economic growth
Research Brief
The decline of the labour share in Mexico, 1990–2015 Labour market Informal sector Wages
Working Paper
How important are management practices for the productivity of small and medium enterprises?

Is the lack of ‘managerial capital’, alongside human and financial capital, a constraint on the growth of firms in developing countries? The evidence on this is still mixed, especially among small and medium enterprises...

Entrepreneurship Informal sector Small and medium enterprises
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
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