This book challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities, offering a radical reconceptualisation of their extent, growth, location and nature as well as evaluating the contrasting policy options.
1. Introduction -- Pt. I. Examining informal employment: methods and theory. 2. Methods of researching informal employment. 3. Theorising informal employment -- Pt. II. Socio-spatial divisions in informal employment. 4. Employment status and informal employment. 5. Gender and informal employment. 6. Ethnicity, immigration and informal employment. 7. Spatial divisions in informal employment. 8. Informal employment in developing nations -- Pt. III. What is to be done about informal employment? Evaluating the policy options. 9. Regulating informal employment. 10. Deregulating formal employment. 11. Informal employment and the new economics. 12. Conclusions: re-placing informal employment in the advanced economies.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 20th October 1998