Citation: Alfers, Laura. 2019. "Extending social security to workers in the informal sector: a view from the ground." Policy in Focus, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 30-33.
While informal workers may not always be the poorest members of society, a lack of protection, combined with relatively lower and more unstable incomes than those in the formal economy, means that they are at high risk of falling into poverty when their incomes are interrupted. This article intends to show that although the challenge of extending social security to informal workers is significant, it is not insurmountable.
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Laura Alfers is the Director of Social Protection at WIEGO.