Harder Times: Undocumented Workers and the U.S. Informal Economy

  • Richard D. Vogel
Keywords: Imperialism, Political Economy

Abstract

Many of the informal economies operating in the world today are the offspring of globalization and need to be understood as such. The economic and social prospects for people engaged in informal employment-sometimes referred to as "precarious" and "off-the-books employment"-as well as their families and communities, are substantially inferior to those associated with formal employment, and the current boom of informal economic activity bodes ill for all working people
Published
2006-07-04
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