The staying power of informal employment in developing countries is a concern, because informal employees (e.g., day laborers) tend to receive lower wages, fewer benefits, and fewer legal protections. Writing in the World Bank Jobs and Development Blog, Prof. Shanthi Nataraj asks, How can policymakers improve conditions for informal workers?
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