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Transitions entre les secteurs formel et informel en période de crise au Vietnam


  • Axel Demenet


This paper contributes to fill the knowledge gap on the micro dynamics of the informal sector by addressing three issues : (1) transition patterns of household businesses between formal and informal sectors ; (2) factors associated with the decision of formalization, and (3) factors associated with the largely unknown process of informalization. It combines a unique panel data, representative of the Vietnamese urban informal sector, with a complementary qualitative research. The major result is that the informal sector plays simultaneously the role of buffer, informalization being essentially a cost-reduction strategy, and incubator, as more promising businesses choose to join the formal sector.

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  • Axel Demenet, 2014. "Transitions entre les secteurs formel et informel en période de crise au Vietnam," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 73-86.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:meddbu:med_166_0073

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