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Title:
Are Differences in National Definitions of Informal Employment and Employment in the Informal Sector Necessary?
Series Subtitle:
WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 14
Author(s):
Mehran, Farhad.
Date:
March, 2015
Publication Type:
Briefs
Description:

Are Differences in National Definitions of Informal Employment and Employment in the Informal Sector Necessary?The international standards concerning a statistical definition of informal employment and concerning statistics of employment in the informal sector provide considerable flexibility in applying the definitions in different national settings. Using a statistical approach, this paper shows that some of the flexibility of the international standards and national differences are not necessary and tools can be developed to narrow the differences.

 

 

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