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Informal-formal workers' transition in Nigeria: A livelihood analysis

Abiodun O. Folawewo and Olusegun A. Orija

No wp-2020-146, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This study evaluates the effects of the informal sector on Nigerian workers' livelihoods and analyses workers' transitions within the informal sector and between informal and formal employment. A binary logit model is applied to General Household Survey panel data for the periods 2010/11, 2012/13, and 2015/16. We find that informal employment has the greatest impact on workers' livelihoods in terms of earnings. Results also indicate the existence of a high level of dynamic transition of workers within different types of informal employment.

Keywords: Regression analysis; Employment; Formal and informal; Nigeria; transitions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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