Informal Employment in the Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare
Informal Employment in Advanced Economies challenges many of the popular myths surrounding informal economic activities, offering a radical reassessment 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 laws and regulations. Examining policy options and their consequences, the authors show that conventional regulatory and de-regulatory approaches merely exacerbate inequalities and a radical alternative solution is essential.
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