Measuring the Quality of Employment in the Informal Sector

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Measuring the Quality of Employment in the Informal Sector

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dc.contributor.author Messier, John
dc.contributor.author Floro, Maria S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-26T14:17:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-26T14:17:27Z
dc.date.created 2008-07
dc.date.issued 2008-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/5035
dc.description Working paper No. 2008-10. 21 pages. en
dc.description.abstract Our paper explores and measures the quality of employment among urban, low-income households in Ecuador. It hopes to contribute to the literature by raising attention to the diversity of job quality within the informal sector and by highlighting the importance of quality of employment in the context of poverty reduction and development strategies. Building on the previous work on decent work indicators, we propose a job quality index measure and apply this measure to men and women workers in urban poor communities of Ecuador using a 2002 sample survey. We also show that there are differentiated patterns on job quality among women and men in these households. In addressing the importance of employment quality, this paper hopes to provide a better understanding of the issue, especially as it relates to poverty alleviation and to illustrate a way of measuring employment quality. en
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Economics, University of Maine Farmington; Department of Economics, American University en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Department of Economics, American University en
dc.rights Copyright © 2008 by John Messier & Maria Floro. All rights reserved. Readers may make verbatim copies of this document for non-commercial purposes by any means, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies. en
dc.subject.other Measurement en
dc.subject.other Quality of Employment en
dc.subject.other Gender en
dc.subject.other Decent Work en
dc.subject.other Informal sector en
dc.title Measuring the Quality of Employment in the Informal Sector en
dc.type Working Paper en


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