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Informal Labour Markets and Development

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ISBN-10: 1403987556

ISBN-13: 9781403987556

Edition: 2006

Authors: Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, Ravi Kanbur

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This book presents significant new research on the informal labour markets of developing countries. Examining the critical role of informal labour markets in allowing countries to adjust successfully to the forces of globalization, this volume also brings to the fore a number of problems associated with the expansion of informal employment, such as poor working conditions, the lack of worker protection and the proliferation of urban slums. Comprising theoretical and empirical case studies from Africa, Asia, Central Europe and Latin America, it facilitates comparisons across developing countries from diverse geographical areas.
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 265
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Professor of Economics at Cornell University.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Introduction: Informal Labour Markets and Development
Economic Reform and Informal Labour Markets
Globalization, Reform and the Informal Sector
Trade Reforms and Informalization: Getting Behind Jobless Growth in India
Evasive Reform: Informalization in a Liberalized Economy with Wage-setting Unions
Township and Village Enterprises and Employment Generation in China
The Informal Sector During Crisis and Transition
Survival Strategies of the Urban Poor
An Investigation of the Labour Market Earnings in Deprived Areas: Evaluating the Sources of Earning Differentials in the Slums
Urban Informal Sector and Networks: A Case Study of Delhi Slum Dwellers
Inter- and Intra-household Linkages between the Informal and Formal Sectors: A Case Study for Urban Burkina Faso
Skill Requirements, Earnings and Labour Demand in Nigeria's Urban Informal Sector
Survival Strategy and the Importance of the Informal Sector for Urban Poor Families: A Case Study of Jakarta
Public Policies to Promote Productive Occupation and Increase Formality Among the Moderate Poor: The Mexican Agenda