Jagannathan, I.P. Martha Chen and Françoise Carré (eds.): The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future, 2020. Ind. J. Labour Econ. 65, 233–236 (2022).
Released in 2020, the book "The Informal Economy Revisited: Examining the Past, Envisioning the Future" has been reviewed by Iswarya Priya Jagannathan of the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad. According to Jagannathan, this seminal volume edited by Martha Chen and Francoise Carré on informality is a must-read for researchers across disciplines, policy makers and development practitioners alike.
In their review, Jagannathan briefly introduces the main themes of Chen and Carré's book: labour laws, urban economy and urban livelihoods, public policy and social protection. For those who want an up-to-date look at the informal economy, this review is a good starting point. As Jagannathan points out, this book "is a timely compilation of inter-disciplinary theoretical, empirical research and policy debates on the informality, through the lens of its workers".