Citation: Alfers, Laura, Francie Lund and Rachel Moussié. 2018. Informal Workers & The Future of Work: A Defence of Work-Related Social Protection. WIEGO Working Paper No. 37. WIEGO.
This Working Paper responds to current debates on the future of social protection as employment relationships become increasingly non-existent, blurred or hidden. Drawing on WIEGO’s work, the paper argues that a large and growing informal economy should not be used to justify a complete delinking of employment and social protection. The paper defends key elements of productivist and worker-oriented ideas in relation to social protection for informal workers.