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On defining and measuring the informal sector: evidence from Brazil

Henley, Andrew, Arabsheibani, G. Reza and Carneiro, Francisco G. 2009. On defining and measuring the informal sector: evidence from Brazil. World Development 37 (5) , pp. 992-1003. 10.1016/j.worlddev.2008.09.011

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Abstract

Recent debate on the reasons for the informal sector has led to renewed focus on how to operationalize the measurement of informal employment. This paper investigates congruence between three empirical measures of the rate of informality using Brazilian household survey data for the period 1992–2004. Sixty-three percent of the economically active are informal according to at least one definition, but only 40% are informal according to all three. Regression analysis is used to shed further light on differences in these measures. Appropriate measurement is therefore of high significance to policy analysis and design of appropriate strategies to reduce informality

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0305-750X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 August 2016
Date of Acceptance: 5 September 2008
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:20
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/93608

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