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informal sector       294917152

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Designates all unregistered commercial and non-commercial enterprises or economic activities without formal structure, generally characterized by family ownership, small scale operation, labour intensive and adapted technology and reliance on indigenous resources

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informal economy
parallel economy
underground economy

Related terms
crafts
market vendors
self-help
small enterprises

Subject category
11.01.01 ECONOMY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT



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