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Title:
Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & Challenges
Series Subtitle:
WIEGO Working Paper (Statistics) No. 2
Author(s):
Vanek, Joann, Martha Alter Chen, Francoise Carré, James Heintz and Ralf Hussmans.
Date:
April, 2014
Publication Type:
Working Papers
Description:

Statistics on the Informal Economy: Definitions, Regional Estimates & ChallengesThis working paper offers new regional estimates on informal employment based on direct measures from 40 countries and indirect measures from another 80 countries. James Heintz (University of Massachusetts) prepared the regional estimates.

 

This publication serves as a companion to a publication jointly produced by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and WIEGO titled Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture, 2nd Edition. The first edition of Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture, published in 2002, contained regional estimates based on data from just 25 countries. The new regional estimates represent advances, including the availability of more and better data and the use of a more sophisticated, robust analytic approach that combines direct and indirect measures.

 

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