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Although it is widely held that working conditions in the informal economy are worse than in the formal economy, little evidence has been so far provided. The aim of this article is to fill this lacuna by comparing the working conditions of informal employees with formal employees using the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey.

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Multilevel mixed-effects logistic regression analysis provides a nuanced and variegated appreciation of which working conditions are worse for informal employees, which are no different, and which are better for informal than formal employees.

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First paper to evaluate the working conditions of informal workers

Professor Colin C Williams
University of Sheffield

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This page is a summary of: Evaluating working conditions in the informal economy: Evidence from the 2015 European Working Conditions Survey, International Sociology, April 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0268580919836666.
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