Measuring the Informal Economy

Author/Editor:

Gabriel Quiros-Romero ; Thomas F Alexander ; Jennifer Ribarsky

Publication Date:

February 2, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper proposes a framework for measuring the informal economy that is consistent with internationally agreed concepts and methodology for measuring GDP. Based on the proposed framework, the informal economy “comprises production of informal sector units, production of goods for own final use, production of domestic workers, and production generated by informal employment in formal enterprises.” This proposed framework will facilitate preparation of estimates of the informal economy as a component of GDP.

Series:

Policy Paper No. 2020/002

Frequency:

occasional

English

Publication Date:

February 2, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513568249/2663-3493

Stock No:

PPEA2021002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

37

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