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.

Perspectives

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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