Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129478
Authors: 
Canelas, Carla
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/112
Abstract: 
This paper uses national representative data from the Ecuadorian Family Expenditure survey to study the determinants of poverty and informality in the country, taking into account the simultaneous two-way relationship between these two phenomena. The results support the view of a heterogeneous informal market, where informal work is both a demand-led phenomenon as well as a voluntary and primarily supply-led form of employment. As such, informal salaried work and self-employment are both a last resort option for low-skilled workers and a voluntary choice for the more educated and entrepreneurial ones.
Subjects: 
informality
poverty
developing economy
JEL: 
I32
J46
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-001-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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