The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World

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Based on extensive ethnographic and quantitative research, conducted in Ukraine and Russia between 2004 and 2012, this booka€™s central argument is that for many people the informal economy, such as cash in hand work, subsistence production and the use of social networks, is of great importance to everyday life. Formal work is both a facilitator of such processes and is often supported by them, as people can only afford to undertake low paid formal work as a result of their informal incomes. By looking at the informal nature of formal work and practices, informal practices, gift giving, volunteer work and the economies of the household the book is one of the first to give an overview of the nature of the informal economy in all spheres of everyday practice.Crnkovic-Pozaic, S. (1999) a#39;Measuring employment in the unofficial economy by using labor market dataa#39;, in E.L. Feige and K. Ott (eds), ... Cross, J. (2000) a#39;Street vendors, modernity and postmodernity: conflict and compromise in the global economya#39;, International ... in J. Cross and A. Morales (eds), Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place and Politics in Local and Global Perspective, London: Routledge.

Title:The Role of Informal Economies in the Post-Soviet World
Author:Colin C. Williams, John Round, Peter Rodgers
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-06-19


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