Informal Sector: Concept, Dynamics, Linkages and Migration

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  • Author :Kishor C. Samal
  • Year of Publication :2008
  • ISBN: :9788180695452
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 214
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Sociology

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About the Book :

This book records the evolution of the concept of informal sector and suggests a new definition of informal sector, particularly in urban areas recognising the heterogeneity in it. Explaining the concept and features of rural non-farm sector, the informal sector in rural areas, it critically evaluates the linkages of informal sector with formal sector and its relation with rural-urban migration. It also examines the growth and dynamics of informal sector on the basis of the survey of informal manufacturing sector at two points of time. The book comes to conclusion that it is not necessarily the poorest of the poor who migrate from rural areas. There is a need for bringing distinction of different categories of informal sector for having any policy to assist it. The book is useful for researchers, policy makers and development workers.

About Author :

Kishor C. Samal was Professor of Economics at Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar till 2008. He has published about 155 research papers in journals of repute. He has to his credit many important books including Urban Informal Sector (An Exploration of the Informal Sector in a Small City of Orissa); Tax Structure and Budgetary Trends; State, NGOs and Disaster Management; Poverty, Social Capital and Natural Resource Management; and Informal Sector: Concept, Dynamics, Linkages and Migration. Also, Prof. Samal has completed more than 30 research projects relating to natural resources, poverty, livelihood, displacement and informal sector. At present, he is the Director, Development Research Institute, Bhubaneswar (Orissa).