Peer reviewed publications by WIEGO team members - 2019-2021

Edited volumes

Chen, Martha and Carré, Françoise, 2020. The Informal Economy Revisited: Reflections on Academic and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.

Midgley, James, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers (eds), 2019. The Handbook of Social Policy & Development. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book chapters

Alfers, Laura, 2019. “Social Movements, Social Policy & Development” in James Midgley, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers (eds) The Handbook of Social Policy & Development. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Alfers, Laura, 2020. “Social Protection and Informal Workers: Rethinking the Terms of Inclusion” in Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future. London: Routledge.

Chen, Martha, 2019. “The Informal Economy”. The International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies.

Chen, Martha, 2019. “The Future of Informal Work: Insights from India”, in Amit Basole and Radhicka Kapoor (eds) Future of Work: Lessons from India. India: Self-Employed Women’s Association.

Chen, Martha, 2019. “Economic Rights of the Informal Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases”, in Jahel Queralt and Bas van Vossen (eds) Economic Liberties and Human Rights. London: Routledge.

Dias, Sonia, 2020. “Waste & Citizenship Forum: Waste Pickers and the State in Brazil”, in Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Reflections on Academic and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.

Dias, Sonia and Fernandez, Lucia, 2020. ‘Formalisation from the Ground: The Case of Waste Pickers’ Cooperatives”, in Jacques Charmes (ed) Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Ogando, Ana Carolina and Harvey, Jenna, 2020. “Knowledge Co-production with and for Organisations of Informal Workers: Building Democratic Capacity for Social Change”, in Jacques Charmes (ed) Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Parra, Federico, 2019. "La formalización de los recicladores en Colombia como prestadores del servicio de aseo en el componente de aprovechamiento: logros, retos y amenazas" In: Estándar Ambiental y Derechos Ambientales en Posacuerdos de Paz: algunos estudios de caso. Colombia: INSTITUTO UNIDAD DE INVESTIGACIONES JURÍDICO SOCIALES GERARDO MOLINA - UNIJUS, v. , p.263 - 296 CDD23.

Rogan, Mike and Cichello, Paul, 2020. “(Re)conceptualizing Poverty and Informal Employment.” in Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Reflections on Academic and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.

Rogan, Mike and Alfers, Laura, 2019. “Employment-based social protection in the global north and south: ‘productivism, universalism and social citizenship’.” James Midgley, Rebecca Surender and Laura Alfers (eds) Handbook of Social Policy and Development. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Skinner, Caroline and Watson, Vanessa, 2020. “The Informal Economy in Urban Africa: Challenging Planning Theory and Praxis” in Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Reflections on Academic and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.

Von Broembsen, Marlese and Alfers, Laura, 2019. “The UN Guiding Principles and the Informal Economy: Homeworkers in Global Supply Chains” in Matthew Mullen (ed) Navigating a New Era of Business and Human Rights.

Von Broembsen, Marlese, 2020. “Social Inclusion and the New Urban Agenda: Street Vendors and Public Space” in Nestor Davids and Geeta Tewari (eds) Law and the New Urban Agenda: A Comparative Perspective. London, New York: Routledge.

Von Broembsen, Marlese, 2020. “Regulating corporations in global value chains to realise labour rights for homeworkers” in Martha Chen and Francoise Carre (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Reflections on Academic and Policy Debates. London: Routledge.

Journal articles

Alfers, Laura and Moussié, Rachel, 2020. “The World Social Protection Report 2017-2019: An Assessment.” Development and Change. Vol.51(2).

Bhan, Gautam, Aditi Surie, Christiane Horwood, Richard Dobson, Laura Alfers, Anayda Portela e and Nigel Rollins, 2020. “Informal work and maternal and child health: a blind spot for public health and research,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Vol. 98(3).

Chen, Martha, 2020. “COVID-19, Cities and Urban Informal Workers: India in Comparative Perspective”. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics. Vol. Sep 23, pp. 1–6.

Horwood, Christiane, Lyn Haskins, Laura Alfers, Zandile Masango-Muzindutsi, Richard Dobson and Nigel Rollins, 2019. “A Descriptive Study to Explore Working Conditions and Childcare Practices Among Informal Women Workers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Identifying Opportunities to Support Childcare for Mothers in Informal Work.” BMC Pediatrics. Vol.19(382).

Parra, Federico, 2020. "The Struggle of Waste Pickers in Colombia: From being considered trash, to being recognised as workers". Anti-Trafficking Review, Vol.15. pp.122–137.

Rogan, Mike and Alfers, Laura, 2019. “Gendered inequalities in the South African informal economy.” Agenda. Vol.33(4), pp.91-102.

Rogan, Mike and Reynolds, John, 2019. ‘Trends in the working poverty rate (WPR) in post-apartheid South Africa, 1997-2012.” Development Southern Africa. Vol.36(5), pp.699–715.

Shezi, Busisiwe, Rajen N. Naidoo, Sheena Muttoo, Angela Mathee, Laura Alfers, Richard Dobson, Patrick Ndlovu and Renee A. Street, 2019. “Informal sector occupational hazards: an observational workplace assessment of the traditional medicine trade (South Africa).” International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics.

Skinner, Caroline and Watson, Vanessa, 2020. “Planning and Informal Food Traders under COVID-19: The South African case.” Town Planning Review. pp. 1–7.

Skinner Caroline and Watson, Vanessa, 2019. “The Informal Economy in Cities of the Global South: Challenges to the Planning Lexicon.” Urban Planning International. Vol. 34(2).

Peer reviewed working papers

Chen, Martha, 2020. “WIEGO Research on Informal Employment: Key Methods, Variables and Findings” in Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds) The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future. London: Routledge.

Chen, Martha, 2019. “Informality and Inequality: In a Globalized and Urbanized World”, Background Paper, 2019 UN Human Development Report. New York, United Nations Development Programme.

Chen, Martha, Marlese von Broembsen and Jenna Harvey, 2019. “Realizing Rights for Homeworkers: Analysis of Governance Mechanisms”, Working Paper, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.

Rogan, Mike and Skinner, Caroline, 2020. “The COVID-19 Crisis and the South African Informal Economy: ‘Locked out’ of Livelihoods and Employment.” NIDS-CRAM Working Paper No. 10. National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) – Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM).

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