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Cash-in-Hand Work : The Underground Sector and the Hidden Economy of Favours - Colin C. Williams

Cash-in-Hand Work

The Underground Sector and the Hidden Economy of Favours

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Published: 1st October 2004
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Uncovering how cash-in-hand economies are composed of not only the underground sector (work akin to formal employment conducted for profit-motivated purposes), but also a hidden economy of favours more akin to mutual aid, this book displays the need to transcend conventional market-oriented readings of cash-in-hand work and radically rethink whether seeking its eradication through tougher regulations is always appropriate. It argues for a variegated policy approach that recognizes these two distinct forms of cash-in-hand work and which tailors policy accordingly.

'This is a concise, well-written and researched book, which clearly outlines the importance of cash-in-hand work and paid mutual favours in contemporary society. Williams effectively addresses knowledge gaps in existing literature and the book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of cash-in-hand work in a range of different contexts and in the lives of different individuals.' - Madeleine Leonard, Queen's University of Belfast, UK

Introduction
Examining Cash-in-Hand Work: Theory and Methods
Theorising Cash-in-Hand Work
Methodologies for Measuring Cash-in-Hand Work
Socio-Spatial Variations in the Nature of Cash-in-Hand Work
Employment Status and Cash-in-Hand Work
Gender and Cash-in-Hand Work
Geographical Variations in Cash-in-Hand Work
Evaluating the Implications of the Policy Options
Deterring Cash-in-Hand Work
A Laissez-Faire Approach
Harnessing Cash-in-Hand Work
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9781403921727
ISBN-10: 1403921725
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 237
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1