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Formal And Informal Sectors In China And India

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  • Codrina Rada

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This paper discusses the estimation of a social accounting matrix that distinguishes between formal and informal activities for China and India for 2000 and 1998-99 respectively. Wage shares for formal/informal employment in China and net domestic product shares for organized/unorganized sectors in India are used as weights to calculate the size of the two sectors. The proposed methodology is a first step towards an integrated approach to account for the dualism of many economies in the developing world. The results can serve as data input for any policy-driven CGE model for developing countries.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 129-153

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:22:y:2010:i:2:p:129-153

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Keywords: Informal sector; Social accounting matrix; Comparative economic systems; China; India;

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Cited by:
  1. Rada, Codrina & von Arnim, Rudiger, 2012. "Structural transformation in China and India: A note on macroeconomic policies," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 264-275.
  2. Codrina Rada & Rüdiger von Arnim, 2012. "India’s structural transformation and role in the world economy," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Utah 2012_05, University of Utah, Department of Economics.
  3. Henrique Morrone, 2012. "Formal and Informal Sectors in a Social Accounting Matrix for Brazil," Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, University of Utah morrone_2012_09, University of Utah, Department of Economics.

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