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The Urban Informal Sector of Pakistan. Some Stylized Facts

  • A. R. Kemal

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

  • Zafar Mahmood

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

In order to prepare concrete policy proposals for the prOlllotion of the informal sector, it is essential to have a knowledgeable account of the basic characteristics and facts about this sector. This report presents the stylized facts about the urban informal sector, such as the characteristics of the self-employed and inforn1al sector enterprises; labour productivity and capital-intensity; constraints on the expansion of the informal sector; technological deficiencies; capital requirement and needs for the skil1 development, employment potential; and the earning capacity of the self-elnployed and employees. Keeping in view these stylized facts about the informal sector the report concludes with a set of concrete policy proposals for the promotion and generation of the informal sector

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Paper provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its series PIDE-Working Papers with number 1998:161.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:pid:wpaper:1998:161
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