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Informal Economy

Informal Economy
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Meet informal workers /entreprises

 A majority of workers and enterprises enter the informal economy not by choice but as a consequence of a lack of awareness or opportunities in the formal economy and in the absence of other means of livelihood. Therefore informal economy becomes a source of jobs for those un- or underemployed who need income for living.  This applies as well to owners of economic units who may not have the capacity to offer decent working conditions to their workers because they run small and or unproductive businesses.
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