Conclusion and Comments

  • Sarbajit Chaudhuri
  • Ujjaini Mukhopadhyay


Informal sector is essentially an extensive discipline as an element of the production system and labour markets in developing countries. It is not only a segment in a dichotomous economic structure; rather it encompasses an array of multifarious activities, each with its distinct feature. ‘Informality’ has a multidimensional character. Basically, it is conceived as work characterised by the lack of minimum levels of returns to labour, where the job is performed without legal rights, without opportunities for labour quality enhancement and with no social protection and trade union representation. Apart from such precarious employment in informal units, the recent expansion of informality within the private corporate sector and the public sector with outsourcing, subcontracting, work at home and other typical forms of work that foster unstable and insecure employment relations can safely be construed as unrestrained growth of ‘informality’.


Informal Sector Child Labour Formal Sector Foreign Capital Wage Inequality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsBehala CollegeKolkataIndia

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