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Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment

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  • Chen, Martha Alter

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  • Chen, Martha Alter, 2005. "Rethinking the Informal Economy: Linkages with the Formal Economy and the Formal Regulatory Environment," WIDER Working Paper Series 010, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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