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Risk attitudes and informal employment in a developing economy

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  • John Bennett

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  • Matthew Gould

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  • Matthew Rablen

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O17, J23, D81 Copyright Bennett et al.; licensee Springer. 2012

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  • John Bennett & Matthew Gould & Matthew Rablen, 2012. "Risk attitudes and informal employment in a developing economy," IZA Journal of Labor & Development, Springer;Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA), vol. 1(1), pages 1-17, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:izaldv:v:1:y:2012:i:1:p:1-17:10.1186/2193-9020-1-5
    DOI: 10.1186/2193-9020-1-5
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    Risk attitudes; Informality; Self employment;

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