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Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment

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  • Chen, Martha Alter
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    Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number RP2005/10.

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    Length: 30 pages
    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:rp2005-10

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    Keywords: informal sector; legality; gender; regulation; policy;

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    1. Maloney, William, 2003. "Informality revisited," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2965, The World Bank.
    2. Peattie, Lisa, 1987. "An idea in good currency and how it grew: The informal sector," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 15(7), pages 851-860, July.
    3. Harris, John R & Todaro, Michael P, 1970. "Migration, Unemployment & Development: A Two-Sector Analysis," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 60(1), pages 126-42, March.
    4. Rakowski, Cathy A., 1994. "Convergence and divergence in the informal sector debate: A focus on Latin America, 1984-92," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 22(4), pages 501-516, April.
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    Cited by:
    1. World Bank, 2009. "Increasing Formality and Productivity of Bolivian Firms," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 2675, July.
    2. Gabrielle, Wills, 2009. "South Africa’s Informal Economy: A Statistical Profile," MPRA Paper 52909, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Grigor Sukiassyan & Jeffrey Nugent, 2008. "Associations versus registration as alternative strategies of small firms," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 147-161, August.
    4. Roychowdhury, Punarjit, 2011. "Regulation, enforcement and informality: an analysis based on selected countries," MPRA Paper 32150, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Richard Bird & Jorge Martinez-Vazquez & Benno Torgler, 2007. "Tax Effort: The Impact of Corruption, Voice and Accountability," School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series 223, School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology.
    6. Laure Pasquier-Doumer, 2011. "Intergenerational transmission of self-employed status in the informal sector: a constrained choice or better income prospects? Evidence from seven West-African countries," Working Papers DT/2011/09, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
    7. Ramani, Shyama V. & Thutupalli, Ajay & Medovarski, Tamas & Chattopadhyay, Sutapa & Ravichandran, Veena, 2013. "Women entrepreneurs in the informal economy: Is formalization the only solution for business sustainability?," MERIT Working Papers 018, United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
    8. Bird, Richard M. & Martinez-Vazquez, Jorge & Torgler, Benno, 2008. "Tax Effort in Developing Countries and High Income Countries: The Impact of Corruption, Voice and Accountability," Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), School of Economics and Finance, vol. 38(1), pages 55-71, March.
    9. Roychowdhury, Punarjit & Dutta, Mousumi, 2011. "Regulation, enforcement and informality: an analysis based on selected countries," MPRA Paper 30818, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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