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Book ChapterWhy do household businesses stay informal?
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamFormal and informal Informal sector Household business
Journal ArticleThe effect of top incomes on inequality in South Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Public economics and development actionFamily workers Foreign competition Household business
Working PaperThe effect of foreign competition on family and network labour allocation
This paper examines whether foreign competition affects the reallocation of unpaid and family workers from household businesses to working outside of the family firm...Family workers Foreign competition Household business
Working PaperWhy 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