Informality Revisited

William F. Maloney
  • Article Title: Informality Revisited
  • Title of Journal: World Development
  • Vol #: 32
  • Issue #: 7

Abstract: The paper draws on recent evidence––economic, sociological and anthropological––from Latin America to forward a view of the informal sector in developing countries primarily as an unregulated microentrepreneurial sector and not as a disadvantaged residual of segmented labor markets. It offers alternative explanations for many of the characteristics of the sector customarily regarded as evidence of its inferiority.

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