Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Informality, Inequality, and Feminization of Labor

Using two novel datasets of the size of the informal economy and income inequality, this study provides evidence on the nexus of informality and inequality with particular attention to the … Continue reading

Sunday, 10 January 2021 · Leave a comment

The clash between “risk management” and informal urbanisation

This article examines how the idea of “risk” has become one of the most significant frameworks to determine which land is appropriate; which land is unsuitable and which land is … Continue reading

Saturday, 21 November 2020 · Leave a comment

Nexus between Urban Food System and Other Urban Systems

The food system of cities has an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents. This study is a review of data and integration of findings from two projects done … Continue reading

Friday, 23 October 2020 · Leave a comment

Intergenerational family social capital and inequalities in Guayaquil, Ecuador

This paper describes the role of intergenerational processes in increasing or reducing multidimensional inequality in Indio Guayas, a low-income peripheral settlement in Guayaquil, Ecuador. It also examines the importance of … Continue reading

Tuesday, 29 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Shrinking “Salariat” and Growing “Precariat”? Estimating Informal and Non-standard Employment in Malaysia

Using administrative data, the estimated share of informal employment (i.e. workers without social protection) is found to be four times the share of informal sector workers (i.e. workers working with … Continue reading

Sunday, 27 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Mapping Informal Waste Sector in Da Nang

The informal waste sector dominates the tradeable waste collection system in Viet Nam. While this ecosystem is not well understood, it is accepted to be one of the most crucial … Continue reading

Sunday, 13 September 2020 · Leave a comment

Urbanisation, informality, and corruption

How should anti-corruption policies be designed when the ways people live and make a living in rapidly growing cities are often marked by high levels of informality? What do we … Continue reading

Friday, 7 August 2020 · Leave a comment

Agency and advocacy in the food systems of the majority

Interventions to improve the sustainability and nutrition of food can be misdirected when based on assumptions about people’s priorities and level of knowledge. When citizens have the capacity to act … Continue reading

Friday, 31 July 2020 · Leave a comment

The Informal Economy Revisited

This 34-chapter open-access book brings together leading scholars to investigate recent conceptual shifts, research findings and policy debates on the informal economy. Well over half of the global workforce and … Continue reading

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 · Leave a comment