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Skills and productivity in the informal economy

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  • Palmer, Robert
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    Analyses linkages between skills and productivity for improving existing work in the informal economy and for enabling the transition of informal activities to the formal economy. Examines issues and challenges related to skills and productivity in the context of the informal economy, presents a range of experiences that have been undertaken as responses to the identified issues and challenges, and draws a number of lessons that can be learned from such experiences.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 413142.

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    Length: 79 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in Employment Sector working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:413142

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    Keywords: vocational training; apprenticeship; skill; training employment relationship; productivity; informal economy; developing countries; formation professionnelle; apprentissage; qualifications; relation formation-emploi; productivité; économie informelle; pays en développement; formación profesional; aprendizaje; calificación; relación formación empleo; productividad; economía informal; países en desarrollo;

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    1. Daron Acemoglu & Joern-Steffen Pischke, 1998. "Beyond Becker: Training in Imperfect Labor Markets," Working papers 98-12, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Department of Economics.
    2. Liimatainen, Marjo-Riitta, 2002. "Training and skills acquisition in the informal sector : a literature review," ILO Working Papers 357120, International Labour Organization.
    3. Edwin G. Nelson & Erik J. De Bruijn, 2005. "The voluntary formalization of enterprises in a developing economy-the case of Tanzania," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(4), pages 575-593.
    4. Jolliffe, Dean, 2004. "The impact of education in rural Ghana: examining household labor allocation and returns on and off the farm," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 73(1), pages 287-314, February.
    5. Vijverberg, Wim P. M., 1995. "Returns to schooling in non-farm self-employment: An econometric case study of Ghana," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 23(7), pages 1215-1227, July.
    6. Kenneth King & Robert Palmer & Rachel Hayman, 2005. "Bridging research and policy on education, training and their enabling environments," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 17(6), pages 803-817.
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