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Richard Grabowski and Sharmistha Self
''Developing Asia and the informal sector''
( 2023, Vol. 43 No.1 )
The informal sector is generally viewed as having a negative impact on economic development and thus a negative impact on human development. It is argued in this paper that the impact of the informal sector on human development is dependent on the agricultural environment that exists in the particular country. Specifically, if agricultural productivity is rapidly growing the informal sector is less likely to have a negative impact and more likely to have a positive impact on human development. This hypothesis was tested utilizing data from twelve Asian countries.
Keywords: agriculture, informal sector, human development
JEL: O1 - Economic Development: General
Q1 - Agriculture: General
Manuscript Received : Nov 23 2022 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 30 2023

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