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The authors of this volume take the orthodox view of 'informal work' and dismantle it piece by piece, presenting an analysis of the extent to which this phenomenon plays a significant role in developing countries across the world.

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Informal Work in Developed Nations

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Overview

The authors of this volume take the orthodox view of 'informal work' and dismantle it piece by piece, presenting an analysis of the extent to which this phenomenon plays a significant role in developing countries across the world.

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Enrico Marcelli is Associate Professor of Sociology at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA. Colin C. Williams is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Pascale Joassart is Associate Professor of Geography at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to an Institutional Economic Approach to informal Work in Developed Nations Enrico A. Marcelli, Colin C. Williams and Pascale M. Joassart Part I: Historical and Methodological Foundations 2. The Changing Conceptualization of Informal Work in Developed Economies Colin C. Williams 3. Measuring Informal Work in Developed Nations Pascale M. Joassart Part II: Informal Work in Europe 4. Informal Work in the Diverse Economies of ‘Post-Socialist’ Europe Adrian Smith 5. Informal Employment in the Work-Welfare Arrangement of Germany Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Slaydana Sacac-Magdalenic 6. Gender and Informal Work Jan Windebank and Colin C. Williams 7. Geographical Variations in Informal Work in Contemporary England Colin C. Williams 8. The Fallacy of the Formal and Informal Divide: Lessons from a Post-Fordist Regional Economy Simone Ghezzi Part III: Informal Work in North America 9. Day Laborers in New York’s Informal Economy Edwin Melendez, Nik Theodore and Abel Valenzuela, Jr. 10. Effects of Wage and Hour Law Enforcement on Informal Work Jordon Rickles and Paul M. Ong 11. Informal Work among Mexican Immigrants in Metropolitan Los Angeles Enrico A. Marcelli 12. Informal Work in Rural America: Theory and Evidence Tim Slack and Leif Jensen 13. Informal Work in Canada Bernard Fortin and Guy Lacroix 14. Conclusion Colin C. Williams and Enrico A. Marcelli

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