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Incorporación restringida en el asalariado, sector informal y política de empleo en América Latina


  • Bruno Lautier


In the advanced capitalist countries, the shaping of a relatively homogeneous wage-earning class was a slow process that lasted at least three generations. This gradual transition to a wage-earning economy doesn't seem to take place in developing countries, where the existence of a wile informal sector entangles in a complex way, and a series of consecutive phases in advanced capitalist countries. More than a form of transition or deformation of some sort of economical relationship, the informal sector appears as a particular type of economies organization. This sector, internally and when joining with the formal economy, develops a special rationality, that can't be encompassed in the interpretations that sustain the policies, directed towards this sector. The latter point of view, states a new type of policy that taking the sector's peculiarities into account, goes beyond the plain assistential treatment and the simplifying clams of formalizing the informal.

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  • Bruno Lautier, 1987. "Incorporación restringida en el asalariado, sector informal y política de empleo en América Latina," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 24, pages 101-125.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:1987:i:24:p:101-125

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