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Glossary

Literature:

Bond, Philip and Robert Townsend, "Formal and Informal Financing in a Chicago Ethnic Neighborhood," Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago: Economic Perspectives, July/August 1996, pp.3ff.

Breman, J.C. "The Informal Sector," in: Research: Theory and Practice, CASP, Rotterdam, 1980.

Breman, Jan. Footloose labour : working in India's informal economy. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996. 278 p. [Suzzallo General Stacks HD1537.I4 B73 1996]

Bromley, R. and C.Gerry Casual Work and Poverty in Third World Cities. NY:Wiley, 1979

Bromley, R. and C. Birkbeck, "Urban Economy and Employment," in M. Pacione, ed., The Geography of the Third World: Progress and Prospect, 1988.

Bromley, Ray, Planing for Small Enterprises in Third World Cities. Oxford: Pergamon 1985. [HD2346.5 P4 1985]

Christensen, K.E., "The New Era of House- Based Work: Directions and Policies. Westview 1988 [HD2333N48/Suzz]

Conolly, P., The Politics of the Informal Sector: A Critique," in: Redclift, N. and E.Mingione, eds., Beyond Employment. NY: Basil Blackwell, 1985.

Dallago, Bruno. The Irregular Economy: The 'Underground' Economy and the 'Black' Labour Market. Dartmouth (Gower), London 1990. [HD2341. D25]

Gramatzki, Hans-Erich et al., Beitraege zum Problem der Schattenwirtschaft. Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 1983. [HD2341. B44]

Hawrylyshyn, Oli. "The Value of Household Services: A Survey of Empirical Estimates," Review of Income and Wealth. 22(2), June 1976, 101-131.

Hofmann, M. "The Informal Sector in an Intermediate City: A Case in Egypt," EDCC 34(2), Jan. 1986.

Lambooy, J.G. and P.H. Renooy, "Informal Economy and the Labour Market: Relations with the Economic Order," inI.Gordon,ed., Unemployment, the Regionas and Labour Markers: Reactions to Recession. Pion, 1987. [HD5765A6U537/Geog.]

Morris, Lydia, "Redundant Populations: Deindustrialization in a NE English Twon," in: R.M.Lee,ed., Redundancy, Layoffs and Plant Closures., 1987, pp.40ff. (Nature of work, Informalization and Social Reconstruction etc.) [HD5708.5 R42/1987/Suzz.]

Pahl, R.E. "Some Remarks on Informal Work, Social Polarization and the Social Structure," Int.Journ.of Urb. & Reg. Research 12(2), 1988, 247-66.

Radowski, Cathy A., ed., Contrapunto: The Informal Sector Debate in Latin America. State Univeersity of N.Y. Press, Ithaca. 1995/96?

Randall, James E. Household Production in an Industrialized So Dissertation (Geography), University of Washington, 1987.

Richardson, H.W., "The Role of the Informal Sector in Developing Countries: An Overview," Regional Development Dialog 5(2), 3-40.

Siebel, Walter (article in ZEIT) based on VW foundation research on the informal sector among industrial workers, published? ("Schattenwirtschaft")

Singh, Arbind, Organizing street vendors

Urbanisation is the most significant all India phenomena of our times. The city has today become an engine of growth, the main job provider. Twenty nine per cent of the people of the country generate 60% of the GDP. However, our cities remain ill-prepared to address the problems of poverty....
There is unabated official and social hostility towards the informal sector, even though the formal sector has ceased to grow, having reached saturation point. As the cost of creating jobs in the informal sector is very low, it needs to be integrated into the context of the overall macro-economy. However, we must first remove the obstacles in the way of the informal sector

The Urban Informal Sector in Quito/Ecuador Suzanne Teltscher's NFS Dissertation Proposal (Abstract)

Teltscher, Susanne. Informal Trading in Quito, Ecuador: Economic Integration, Internal Diversity, and Life Chances. Freiburger Studien zur Geographischen Entwicklungsforschung (Freiburg Studies in Development Geography). Saarbruecken: Breitenbach Publ. 1993.

Williams, Colin C. and Jan Windebank, Informal Employment in Advanced Economies: Implications for Work and Welfare. Routledge 1998.

Wolch, Jennifer R. The Shadow State. Government and Voluntary Sector in Transition. NY: The Foundation Center 1990. [HV41W595 1990]

"Informal Work and Development in the West," Progress in Human Geography 12(3), Sept. 1988 refers to EEG report by de Gijsel and Munstermann??

Special Issues:
Regional Development Dialogue, 5(2), Aut.1984: Special Issue on Urban Informal Sector,

World Development 15(7), 1987

The menace and appeal of Algeria's parallel economy.        
                AU: Harrold,-D.
                SO: Middle-East-Report. 1995. 192, pp 18-22.
                PY: 1995
                LA: English
                AB: Policies of centralized economic control and extremely
                     uneven liberalization have contributed to the
                     development of a large informal economy in Algeria,
                     licit and illicit, linked to the formal economy but
                     evading state accounting. Because of the gravity and
                     intensity of the Islamist challenge, an undeground
                     economy that may contribute to its domestic funding
is
                     considered a menace simply because it is concealed.
                     -Author
                DE: developing-country
                    economic-policy


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