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Can access to finance spur entrepreneurship in Indian informal sector?

Credit constraints, a consequence of the widespread failure of credit markets in developing countries, are widely regarded as a key constraint to entrepreneurship...

India Informality Entrepreneurship
Working Paper
Female labour supply and informal employment in Ecuador

Low- and middle-income countries face a trade-off between raising tax revenue to strengthen social protection and creating incentives for the population to enter formal employment...

Labour supply Informal work Tax-benefit policy
Blog
The COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections

The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...

Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
Journal Article
Precarization or protection?: The role of trade and labour policies on informality

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Brazil Informality Trade
Journal Article
Informality and firm performance in Myanmar

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Firms Informality Myanmar
Journal Article
Choices and constraints: The nature of informal employment in urban Mexico

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Informal work Labour market Labour market segmentation
Journal Article
Job quality and labour market transitions: Evidence from Mexican informal and formal workers

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Informal work job quality Labour market dynamics
Journal Article
What sustains informality?

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Informal work Labour market Informality
Journal Article
Ethnic diversity and informal work in Ghana

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Ethnic diversity Informal work Informality
Journal Special Issue
What sustains informality

SPECIAL ISSUE IN PRODUCTION | The special issue contributes significantly to critical issues related to the nature of informal employment and its determinants, how informal firms can grow their business and productivity, and the effects of labour mar...

Informal work Informality Labour market
Journal Article
Informal work in sub-Saharan Africa: Dead end or stepping-stone?

Despite rapid economic growth in recent decades, informality remains a persistent phenomenon in the labor markets of many low- and middle-income countries...

Informality Labour market dynamics Sub-Saharan Africa
Book Chapter
Informalities, volatility, and precarious social mobility in urban slums

From the book: Social mobility in developing countries

Informality Slums Social mobility
Presentation
UNU-WIDER at WEAI Annual Conference

The 96th Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conference takes place online across 27 June to 1 July. This year’s programme includes a session chaired by Tim Gindling , Climbing the job ladder? Informal and formal work in a...

28 June 2021
Online, Los Angeles, United States
Past event
Blog
Ethnic diversity and informal employment in Ghana

Informal activities are widespread in many developing countries. In many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries informal economic activities account for more than one-third of economic output and more than two-thirds of employment...

Ethnic diversity Inequalities Informality
Blog
Precarious employment for youth in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia

Youth (those aged 15–29) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) face notoriously precarious employment prospects...

Labour market outcomes Gender equality; Labour markets Informality
Blog
Precarization or protection? How labour policies influence the effects of globalization on informality

Globalization has generally coincided with a rise in work outside the formal economy, intensifying job precarization — when high-quality, formal jobs that entitle workers to benefits are replaced by jobs which may not comply with regulations an...

Precarity Labour market outcomes Informality
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