The Informal Workforce in a Global Economy: Pre-Crisis Trends and Post-Crisis Prospects
From pushcart vendors in Manhattan to rickshaw pullers in Calcutta, the informal economy has mushroomed around the world. How has the global economic crisis affected workers in the informal economy? Martha Chen of the Harvard Kennedy School and WIEGO, the global research policy network, spoke about policy debates on the informal economy and social inclusion in light of the current economic climate.
This event was cosponsored by the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.