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The Informal Economy And Its Paradoxes

A. Portes
Published 2003 · Economics

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The range of types of the informal economic activity is rather wide and continuously growing. It is a unique example of the invasion of the social forces into the world of the economic transactions. The paper gives the history of the term of “informal economy” and its definitions. The main attention is paid to those aspects of informal economy which let include it into the sphere of the sociological analysis.



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