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Globalization and informal jobs in developing countries

Author: Marc Bacchetta; Ekkehard Ernst, (Economist); Juana P Bustamante; International Labour Organization.; World Trade Organization.
Publisher: Geneva : International Labour Organization : World Trade Organization, ©2009.
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Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Bacchetta; Ekkehard Ernst, (Economist); Juana P Bustamante; International Labour Organization.; World Trade Organization.
ISBN: 9789287036919 9287036918 9789221227199 9221227197
OCLC Number: 471475298
Language Note: Available in English, French and Spanish.
Notes: "A joint study of the International Labour Organization and the Secretariat of the World Trade Organization."
Description: 187 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Globalization and informality in times of scrisis --
Labour markets in open developing economies --
Key facts on globalization, trade and informal employment in developing countries --
Improving social equity and efficiency by battling informality --
Varieties of informality --
Three views of the informal economy --
A unifying model: multi-segmented labour markets --
Definitions: making informality concepts operational --
The crux of measurement --
Openness to trade and informality --
How does trade opening affect informal employment and wages? --
What does the evidence tell us? --
Impact of informality on trade and growth --
How does informality shape macroeconomic performance? --
Informality and macroeconomic performance: empirical evidence --
Economic resilience: dynamics of informality --
Transmission mechanisms of shocks in informal labour markets --
Informality and business cycles --
Capital flows and informality --
Globalization and informal employment: an empirical assessment --
Setting the stage --
The impact of globalization on informal employment --
Does informal employment lock countries into trade patterns? --
Robust policies for an uncertain worid --
Formalization of firms --
Supporting transitions from informal jobs to formal employment --
Employment-friendly trade policies --
Coherence between trade and labour market policy.
Responsibility: prepared by Marc Bacchetta, Ekkehard Ernst, Juana P. Bustamante.

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