Virtual Special Issue: Tackling the informal economy
Most workers worldwide have their main employment in the informal economy, according to the International Labour Organisation. Therefore, this is not some practice existing in the peripheries of the global economy. Neither can it be treated as a single uniform entity. Indeed, lumping it into some homogeneous whole results in poor understanding and inappropriate policy proposals.
This virtual special issue selects highly relevant articles published in the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy to understand this sphere in which the majority of the world’s workers are employed. These articles not only unpack the heterogeneity of the informal economy by evaluating different types of work in the informal economy and the experiences of different populations but also the multiplicity of policy approaches and initiatives required to tackle this realm. In doing so, it facilitates a quick overview of the contemporary research being undertaken on the informal economy and how to tackle it.
The papers listed below will be free to access from 22nd of May to 22nd June 2023.
Professor Colin C. Williams
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
Table of Contents:
Md. Salman Sohel, Babul Hossain, Md. Kausar Alam, Guoqing Shi, Rubaiyat Shabbir, Md. Khaled Sifullah and Most. Monowara Begum Mamy
Muh Dularif and Ni Wayan Rustiarini
Muhammad Shehryar Shahid, Lalarukh Ejaz and Kiran Ali
Reetika Dadheech and Dhiraj Sharma
Mara Mațcu, Adriana Zaiț, Rodica Ianole-Călin and Ioana Alexandra Horodnic
Filip Majetic, Miroslav Rajter and Chiara Bassetti