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dc.contributor.authorKhamis, Melanieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:03:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35890-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides a detailed analysis of various dimensions of informality in the Mexican labor market. To understand the nature of informality in terms of regulations and compliance, the legalistic view, and in terms of productivity view of the labor market this paper makes an empirical contribution to the debate in the literature on the concept of informality. Questions related to these various concepts, social security and benefits coverage, contractual information, legal status of migrants, the nature of self-employment and job history information are analyzed in terms of their relationship to each other and are also related to individual and household characteristics. This paper finds a substantial overlap between the various concepts, current legal arrangements of social security coverage or contract and also in the individual's job history. In terms of individual characteristics age, education, martial status and scores in the Raven's test, an ability measure, are significant determinants for the various forms of informality, with some degree of variation across the different categories. Overall, a case is made for further studies of household survey data and the implementation of questions relating to different dimensions of informality and their inter-linkages.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4676en_US
dc.subject.jelJ40en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInformalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial securityen_US
dc.subject.keywordcontractsen_US
dc.subject.keywordillegal migrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordself-employmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordjob historyen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarkten_US
dc.subject.stwInformeller Sektoren_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleA note on informality in the labor marketen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn618769048en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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