What is it about?

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.

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Why is it important?

The outcome is a set of conceptual frameworks for understanding both the burgeoning literature on informal employment and how each of the perspectives contributes to the advancement of knowledge on this subject.


This is a review article of the literature on the informal economy

Professor Colin C Williams
University of Sheffield

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This page is a summary of: Informal employment in developed and developing economies: Perspectives and policy responses, International Labour Review, December 2013, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/j.1564-913x.2013.00196.x.
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