In-migration and informal sector
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In-migration and informal sector a case study of urban Delhi by Atreyi Majumdar

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Published by Vision Books in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • Delhi (India),
  • India,
  • Delhi.,
  • Developing countries.


  • Migrant labor -- India -- Delhi.,
  • Rural-urban migration -- India -- Delhi.,
  • Urbanization -- Developing countries.,
  • Delhi (India) -- Economic conditions.

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Edition Notes

StatementBirla Institute of Scientific Research, Economic Research Division, New Delhi.
ContributionsBirla Institute of Scientific Research. Economic Research Division.
LC ClassificationsHC438.D4 M34 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination110 p. ;
Number of Pages110
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4248956M
LC Control Number80905436

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  Ranging from studies of how migrants have created agglomeration economies in Jeppe and Ivory Park in Johannesburg, to guanxi networks of Chinese entrepreneurs, to competition and cooperation among Somali shop owners, to cross-border informal traders, to the informal transport operators between South Africa and Zimbabwe, the chapters in this book reveal the positive economic contributions of migrants Format: Paperback. The informal sector plays various economic roles. For some the informal sector is bad in the sense that workers in the informal sector are not covered by legal protections that workers in the formal sector face (Guha-Khasnobis and Kanbur, ). It can be “murky” sometimes actingFile Size: KB.   This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins by reviewing the relevance of dualist models of economic activities and enterprises, as applied to Third World countries, concentrating on the origins, diffusion, and deficiencies of the formal/informal dualist classification. influence the ups and downs of informal sector described by Flórez (). The first condition is that informal sector is a result of pro-cyclical behavior, which implies that informal sector is highly integrated with formal sector and influenced by economic boom.

In the literature, this issue is controversial. Most classical migration models treat the informal sector as a temporary employment opportunity for migrants, though some empirical studies challenge. The greater the degree of institutional asymmetry, the higher is the propensity to engage in informal sector entrepreneurship. This book provides evidence to show that this is the case both at the individual- and country-level and then discusses how this can be overcome.   A basic hypothesis of probabilistic migration models is that informal sector employment is a temporary staging post for new migrants on their way to We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of by: Summary. This paper provides a critical review of the informal sector debate in recent studies of Third World poverty and employment. The use of the informal sector concept in the ILO World Employment Programme studies at country, city and sector level is discussed and definitional confusions in different conceptualizations are identified.

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