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Measuring the informal economy : from employment in the formal sector to informal employment

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  • Hussmanns, Ralf
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    Refers to discussions at the 2002 International Labour Conference and the 2003 and earlier International Conferences of Labour Statisticians, where the need for a proper definition and measurement chriteria of employment in the informal sector and of informal employment was pointed out.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 375000.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: 2004
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    Publication status: Published in Working paper :
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:375000

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    Keywords: informal economy; employment; statistical method; data collecting; definition; labour force; économie informelle; emploi; méthode statistique; collecte des données; définition; main-d'oeuvre; economía informal; empleo; método estadístico; recopilación de datos; definición; mano de obra;

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    Cited by:
    1. Gimpelson, Vladimir & Kapeliushnikov, Rostislav, 2014. "Between Light and Shadow: Informality in the Russian Labour Market," IZA Discussion Papers 8279, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Kuddo, Arvo, 2009. "Labor laws in Eastern European and Central Asian countries : minimum norms and practices," Social Protection Discussion Papers 51698, The World Bank.
    3. Kapeliushnikov, I., 2013. "Informality in the Russian Labor Market: What Do Alternative Definitions Tell Us?," Journal of the New Economic Association, New Economic Association, vol. 20(4), pages 52-83.
    4. Hazans, Mihails, 2011. "What explains prevalence of informal employment in European countries : the role of labor institutions, governance, immigrants, and growth," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5917, The World Bank.
    5. Collier, Ruth Berins & Palmer-Rubin, Brian, 2011. "Latin America’s New World of Work: Changing Traits of Work and Problem Solving," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt5dq7p600, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
    6. Slonimczyk, Fabian, 2011. "The effect of taxation on informal employment: evidence from the Russian flat tax reform," MPRA Paper 35404, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Henley, Andrew & Arabsheibani, G. Reza & Carneiro, Francisco G., 2009. "On Defining and Measuring the Informal Sector: Evidence from Brazil," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(5), pages 992-1003, May.
    8. Vasile Valentina & Pisica Silvia, 2011. "Trends Of Employment In Informal Sector In Romania During Crisis;Economic And Social Effects," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 234-253, July.

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