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Research handbook on development and the informal economy

Author: Jacques Charmes; Edward Elgar Publishing,
Publisher: CHeltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy captures the magnitude of the informal economy for the global labour force. It unravels numerous concepts, definitions and methods of data collection to offer valuable insight into the differences between the informal, non-observed and shadow economies. Situating the concept of the informal economy within the evolution of development theories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Charmes, Jacques.
Research Handbook on Development and the Informal Economy.
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, ©2020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Charmes; Edward Elgar Publishing,
ISBN: 9781788972802 1788972805
OCLC Number: 1196836758
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 452 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Why and how should the informal economy be revisited after 50 years? / Jacques Charmes --
The success story of a loose but useful concept : origins, development, magnitude and trends of the informal economy / Jacques Charmes --
The non-observed economy vs. the shadow economy in the European Union : concepts, measurements methods and estimates revisited / Philippe Adair --
Informality and development in Africa / Dorothy McCormick, Erick Manga, Radha Upadhyaya, Paul Kamau, Herbert Wamalwa and Samuel Ngigi --
Facing informal economy practices and institutions : the challenge of formalisation policies in Africa / Frédéric Lapeyre --
Informal employment and non-market work / Nancy Folbre --
Assessing the figures of sex work throughout non-transition and transition European countries : magnitude, premium on earnings and informal employment / Philippe Adair and Oksana Nezhyvenko --
Kinship groups and informal trade in West and Central Africa / Stephen S. Golub and Mirayda Martinez --
Street vendors in Tunisia : encountering the informal economy / Laurence Michalak --
Formalisation from the ground : the case of waste pickers' cooperatives / Sonia Maria Dias and Lucía Fernández --
Collective bargaining by informal workers in the global South : where and how it takes place / Françoise Carré, Pat Horn and Chris Bonner --
Knowledge co-production with and for organisations of informal workers: building democratic capacity for social change / Ana Carolina Ogando and Jenna Harvey --
Skills development and the informal sector : a review of reports and commitments of the international institutions / Kenneth King --
Informality and innovation : an avenue towards bottom-up industrialisation for Africa? / Erika Kraemer-Mbula and Lorenza Monaco --
Innovation in refugee economies : supporting intermediaries that embrace informality / Jeremy de Beer and Nicole Tumaine --
Women in the informal economy and the impact of technological change / Jacques Charmes.
Other Titles: Handbook on development and the informal economy
Development and the informal economy
Responsibility: edited by Jacques Charmes, Emeritus Researcher, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Centre Population et Développement (Ceped), University Paris Descartes, France.

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