The State, Labor Market Deregulation, and the Informal Economy in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic
By (author) José Itzigsohn
Publication date:15 September 2000
Length of book:216 pages
PublisherPenn State University Press
Using data from local surveys, interviews, and national statistics, this comparative study of two Central American cities similarly positioned in the world economy looks at how people make a living outside the mainstream of economic life, in the "informal economy," what opportunities they have for social mobility, and how state policies affect their life chances.
—Bryan Roberts, University of Texas