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Employment formalization in Argentina: Recurring and new challenges for public policies

Fabio Bertranou () and Luis Casanova

Chapter 8 in Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth, 2017, pp 173-194 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: This chapter examines employment formalization in Argentina from 2003 to 2014 as well as the public policies associated with that process. It identifies the critical segments of informality along with the challenges they pose to a strategy aimed at reducing informality in a labour market that has proven relatively resistant to such reductions in recent years. The results show a decrease in informality for salaried employment, although there has not been a similar decrease among the self-employed. After a significant drop in non-registered salaried employment between 2003 and 2008, slower formal employment growth has offset advances in formalization. Informality affects nearly 44 per cent of all employed individuals. The need to develop specific actions as part of a comprehensive strategy is due to the characteristics of the critical segments of the labour market and the persistence of a heterogeneous productive structure.

Keywords: Development Studies; Economics and Finance; Law - Academic; Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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