Informality and poverty: Are these processes dynamically interrelated? Evidence from Argentina

@inproceedings{Devicienti2009InformalityAP,
  title={Informality and poverty: Are these processes dynamically interrelated? Evidence from Argentina},
  author={Francesco Devicienti and Fernando Groisman and Ambra Poggi},
  year={2009}
}
Poverty and informal employment are often regarded as correlated phenomena. Many empirical studies have shown that informal employment has a causal impact on household poverty, mainly through low wages. Yet other studies focus on the reverse causality from poverty to informality, arising from a range of constraints that poverty poses to job holders. Only recently have empirical researchers tried to study the simultaneous two-way relationship between poverty and informality. However, existing… CONTINUE READING

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