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Informal Employment in Advanced Economies

Implications for Work and Welfare

By Colin C. Williams, Jan Windebank

Routledge – 2003 – 240 pages

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    978-0-415-16960-8
    October 1st 1998
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    978-0-415-16959-2
    September 30th 1998

Description

Re-Placing Informal Employment challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities, and offers a radical reassesment of their extent, growth, location and nature.

The book uses case studies from the UK, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the US and Canada to challenge:

* the popular belief that informal employment is growing throughout the advanced economies

* the myth that this work is undertaken mostly by marginalized groups

* the dominant view that we should replace informal with formal employment through enforcement of regulations.

Examining policy options and their consequences, the authors show that conventional approaches only increase inequalities and that a radical alternative solution is essential.

Name: Informal Employment in Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Colin C. Williams, Jan Windebank. Re-Placing Informal Employment challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities, and offers a radical reassesment of their extent, growth, location and nature. The book uses case studies from the UK, France, Italy, the...
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