Alex Segura is a Ph.D. Candidate in Business Economics at Harvard University and Harvard Business School. His work focuses on the determinants of firm growth in developing countries, and how industrial and exchange rate policies can influence the structure of the manufacturing sector more broadly.
Rise of informality in India’s tradable manufacturing sector
13 Jul 2015
The vast informal sector in India affects everything from poverty to growth. This column presents new facts on how Indian job growth in manufacturing is concentrated in informal tradable industries, especially one-person establishments. These features are most closely linked to the urbanisation of informal Indian manufacturing, but subcontracting and rising female participation also appear to play noteworthy roles.
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