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Title: Exploring trends in labor informality in Latin America, 1990-2010
Authors: Tornarolli, Leopoldo
Battistón, Diego
Gasparini, Leonardo
Gluzmann, Pablo
Keywords: LABOR INFORMALITY
EMPLOYMENT
LATIN AMERICA
LABOR MARKET
LABOUR LAW
LABOUR LEGISLATION
LABOUR POLICY
LABOUR PRODUCTIVITY
INFORMAL SECTOR
SOCIAL POLICY
SOCIAL LEGISLATION
SOCIAL SECURITY
SOCIAL EQUITY
LABOUR MARKET
Date: 2012
Publisher: Center for Distributive, Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS), Universidad Nacional de La Plata, AR
Abstract: Labor informality is a pervasive characteristic of the labor markets in Latin America, and a central issue in the public policy debate. This paper discusses the concept of labor informality and implements alternative definitions using microdata from around 300 national household surveys in all Latin American countries. The analysis covers two decades: while labor informality, defined as lack of social protection related to employment, remained with few changes in the 1990s, there is a discernible downward pattern during the 2000s in most countries. These movements reveal a counter-cyclical behavior of labor informality, that may be linked to segmentation in the labor market.
Project Number: 105653
Project Title: Labour Markets for Inclusive Growth in Latin America
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