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Title:Formal and informal sectors in China and India: An accounting-based approach PDF Logo
Authors:Rada, Codrina
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working Paper, University of Utah, Department of Economics 2009-02
Abstract:This paper discusses the estimation of a social accounting matrix that distinguishes between formal and informal activities for China and India for 2000 and 1998-99 respectively. Wage shares for the formal/informal employment for China and net domestic product shares for the formal/informal sectors for India are being applied as weights to the input-output tables and flow of funds tables provided by official statistics. While some estimation techniques used in this paper remain vulnerable to criticism, the proposed methodology is a first step towards an integrated approach to account for the dualism of many economies in the developing world. The results are important data input for any policy-driven CGE model for developing countries.
Subjects:informal sector
social accounting matrix
comparative economic systems
China
India
JEL:E01
E26
P44
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Department of Economics Working Paper Series, University of Utah

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