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Author International Labour Office.

Title Measuring Informality : a statistical manual on the informal sector and informal employment
Published Geneva : International Labour Office, 2013


Description 1 online resource (340 pages)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Preface; Contents; Tables; Figures; Boxes; Abbreviations and acronyms; Chapter 1. Introduction; Purpose of the manual; Importance of the informal sector and informal employment; Relevant international statistical standards; Measurement objectives; Data collection programme; Identifying the data requirements of major users; Contents; Chapter 2. Concepts, definitions and sub-classifications of informal sector and informal employment; Introduction; The informal sector; Informal employment; Non-use of 'informal economy' as a statistical term
Production units (17th ICLS Guidelines) and institutional sectors (SNA)Links between the concepts of informal sector, informal employment and non-observed economy; Sub-classifications; Chapter 3. Measurement objectives and methods of data collection; Introduction; Data requirements; Statistical units; Household surveys; Establishment surveys and censuses; Mixed household and enterprise surveys; Methods of indirect estimation; Summary; Chapter 4. Household surveys on informal sector employment and other types of informal employment; Introduction; Questionnaire design; Treatment of agriculture
Secondary jobsData processing; Other considerations for survey design; Effect on main objectives and operations of the survey; Chapter 5. Establishment surveys and censuses; Introduction; Establishment censuses; Establishment surveys; Planning and design; Establishment surveys and censuses in the world; Chapter 6. Mixed surveys; Introduction; Mixed independent informal sector surveys; The dual household/establishment frame approach; Planning and design; Mixed surveys in the world; Chapter 7. Tabulation, reporting and dissemination; Introduction; Items of data collection
Selected derived variables and indicatorsTabulations; Metadata; Dissemination in Reports; Computer-based Products; Promotional efforts; Chapter 8. Use of statistics on informal sector and informal employment for national accounts; Introduction; Informal sector and informal employment in the 2008 SNA; Statistics on the informal sector for national accounts; Use of informal sector survey statistics for estimating national accounts aggregates; References; Appendices A1 and A2: International resolution and guidelines on informality, adopted by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians
Summary This manual provides practical guidance on implementing the current international standards on employment in the informal sector as adopted by 15th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in 1993, as well as the guidelines on informal employment adopted by the 17th ICLS in 2003
Analysis Informal sector -- Statistical methodology
Employment statistics -- Data collection
Notes Appendices B1 and B2: Proposed layout and tabulation variables and categories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject International Labour Office.
SUBJECT International Labour Office fast
Subject Manpower policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Reference.
Manpower policy
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789221273899