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dc.creatorCichello, Paul 
dc.creatorRogan, Michael 
dc.description.abstractWe examine the role that informal sector employment plays in poverty reduction using data from the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). Using a Shapley decomposition approach, wefind that government transfers and formal sector jobs are the dominant drivers of aggregate poverty reduction. Informal sector jobs currently play a limited role in poverty reduction at the national level. This is primarily driven by the fact that there are relatively few informal sector jobs compared to formal sector jobs. On a per-job basis, the poverty reduction associated with formal sector jobs and informal sector jobs is quite similar. The poverty reduction associated with one informal sector job is generally between 50 to 100 per cent of the poverty reduction associated with one formal sector job (depending on the poverty measure, poverty line and year chosen). Therefore, from a poverty reduction standpoint, policy makers are encouraged to view job gains and losses in the informal sector approximately on par with gains and losses of formal sector jobs.
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 2.5 Colombia
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.subjectEstudio dinámico
dc.subjectReducción de pobreza
dc.subjectIngresos informales
dc.subject.lembEconomía informal
dc.subject.lembCongresos, conferencias, etc.
dc.titleInformal sector employment and poverty in South Africa
dc.subject.keywordDynamci Study (NIDS)
dc.subject.keywordPoverty reduction
dc.subject.keywordInformal income
dc.subject.keywordSouth Africa
dc.publisher.otherUniversidad del Rosario. Facultad de Economía
dc.type.spaDocumento de conferencia
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto Completo)
dc.contributor.eventThe Economics of Informality Conference 2018

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