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Regulation and noncompliance : magnitudes and patterns for India's Factories Act

Author: Urmila Chatterjee; S M Ravi Kanbur; World Bank. South Asia Regional Office. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : World Bank, [2014]
Series: Policy research working papers, 6755.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : English
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Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. Making innovative use of two complementary data sources, this paper quantifies noncompliance for India's Factories Act without the question of illegality ever being raised directly with enterprises. The paper finds that more than  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Urmila Chatterjee; S M Ravi Kanbur; World Bank. South Asia Regional Office. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Sector Unit.
OCLC Number: 868901128
Notes: Title from pdf title page (World Bank Web site, viewed Jan. 23, 2014).
"The World Bank, South Asia Region, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit."
"January 2014."
"Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. Making innovative use of two complementary data sources, this paper quantifies noncompliance for India's Factories Act without the question of illegality ever being raised directly with enterprises. The paper finds that more than twice as many firms are not complying as are complying. Further, the number of noncompliant firms is much larger than the number of firms adjusting out of the regulation. Thus noncompliance with the Factories Act is a key feature of the "missing middle" in India. The paper explores the main trends and patterns of noncompliance and highlights a number of key issues for further analytical and policy research"--Abstract.
Description: 1 online resource (25 pages) : color illustrations.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 6755.
Responsibility: Urmila Chatterjee, Ravi Kanbur.

Abstract:

Noncompliance with regulations by enterprises is said to be rife in developing countries. Yet there is limited systematic evidence of the magnitude of noncompliance at the enterprise level. Making innovative use of two complementary data sources, this paper quantifies noncompliance for India's Factories Act without the question of illegality ever being raised directly with enterprises. The paper finds that more than twice as many firms are not complying as are complying. Further, the number of noncompliant firms is much larger than the number of firms adjusting out of the regulation. Thus noncompliance with the Factories Act is a key feature of the "missing middle" in India. The paper explores the main trends and patterns of noncompliance and highlights a number of key issues for further analytical and policy research.

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