Informal work in rural America: Theory and evidence

Tim Slack, Leif Jensen

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Social scientists have traditionally maintained that as capitalist economies develop, reliance on informal economic activities undergo concomitant decline. In this view, as the process of modernization advances, markets for labor, goods, and services in industrial and postindustrial economies increasingly occur within the legal and regulatory confines of the “formal economy.” Meanwhile, those markets outside the auspices of state control, the “informal economy, " are assumed to become increasingly marginal and to disappear with continued economic development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformal Work in Developed Nations
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781135219963
ISBN (Print)9780415777797
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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