Measuring Unemployment and the Informal Sector: Some Conceptual and Statistical Problems

@inproceedings{Bienefeld2009MeasuringUA,
  title={Measuring Unemployment and the Informal Sector: Some Conceptual and Statistical Problems},
  author={Manfred A. Bienefeld and Martin Godfrey},
  year={2009}
}
SUMMARY The problem of unutilized labour power has attracted the attention of economists because of its possible effects on (i) growth (ii) welfare and (iii) political stability. Statisticians, in their turn, have reflected each of these concerns in their attempts at measurement. Measurement of rural labour surplus, rural-urban income differentials, unemployment and underemployment and, more recently, surveys of the ‘informal sector’ have reflected concern with growth as an objective. The shift… CONTINUE READING
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