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The Road Ahead

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780198071495
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081257 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0012
The Road Ahead

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This chapter summarizes the results of the volume and discusses relevant issues and areas for further research. Once viewed as a precipitate of formal activities, the informal sector has gradually expanded in as many forms as imaginable in a complex economy. Yet it has received less than its due emphasis in appropriate contexts essentially because it predominantly remained a feature of underdevelopment. It emphasizes the need for more research in order to comprehend how formal institutional support may be extended to informal enterprises for inclusive development.

Keywords: informal sector; developing countries; formality; informality; developed countries

Chapter.  2652 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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