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El empleo informal en América Latina y el Caribe: Causas, consecuencias y recomendaciones de política

  • Samuel Freije
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    La expansión del empleo informal en las últimas décadas ha venido acompañada por una falta de protección social y un empleo de baja productividad y bajos salarios. En este informe se resumen las características y los principales aspectos del sector informal en América Latina y el Caribe. En la sección 2 se ilustra el tamaño y la tendencia del sector informal en la región y se describen las características del empleo y los salarios de los trabajadores informales. En las secciones 3 y 4 se examinan las causas y las consecuencias de la informalidad. Por último, en la sección 5 se presentan las conclusiones y recomendaciones de política.

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    Date of creation: 2002
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