Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148488
Authors: 
Kar, Saibal
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 263
Abstract: 
The evidence is mixed on whether informal labor in developing countries benefits from trade and labor market reforms. Reforms lead to higher wages and improved employment conditions in the informal sector in some cases, and to the opposite effect in others. At a cross-country level, lifting trade protection boosts informal-sector employment. The direction and size of the impacts on informal-sector employment and wages are determined by capital mobility and the interactions between trade and labor market reforms and public policies, such as monitoring the formal sector. To guarantee best practice policymakers need to take these interdependencies into account.
Subjects: 
economic reforms
informal labor
governance
JEL: 
F13
J23
J31
O17
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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