Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare

Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare

Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare

Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare

Synopsis

Re-Placing Informal Employment challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities. This book tackles the popular belief that informal employment is growing throughout the advanced economies; it challenges the myth that this work is undertaken mostly by marginalized groups such as the unemployed, poor and immigrants. Examining policy options and their consequences, the authors show that conventional regulatory and deregulatory approaches merely exacerbate inequalities, and argue that a radical alternative solution, grounded in a "new economics" vision of the future of work and welfare is essential.
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