Measuring informality: a statistical manual on the informal sector and informal employment


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International Labour Organisation (ILO)


This manual is intended as a technical guide for national statistical offices and other producers of statistics on the informal sector and informal employment. It presents the current international standards on employment in the informal sector that were adopted by the 15th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in 1993, as well as the guidelines on informal employment adopted by the 17th ICLS in 2003. It also provides practical guidance on implementing the standards, by presenting alternative measurement methodologies along with examples based on national experience,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Statistics; Employment; Research

Keywords: Measurement; Informal sector; Data collecting; Survey; Statistical method

Published: Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office, 2013

Physical description: xiv, 323 p.

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ISBN: 9789221273882; 9789221273899 (pdf)

Resource type: Guide

Document number: TD/TNC 114.1055

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