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Employing workers: The fewer the restrictions on hours of work (within limits) and the more easily a firm can lay off redundant workers, the more likely it is that firms will employ workers on formal rather than on informal terms. The research literature is inconclusive DB aims to provide policy about why the informal sector exists makers with specific, and persists. One explanation is simple actionable information. tax avoidance. Another view is that 8 people and firms in the informal economy face severe entry barriers caused by their low skills, lack of access to capital, isolated location, and other structural factors.

It does not state how the changes in data affected these rankings. 15 Twenty- ratings. four countries improved 10 or more positions and another 24 dropped 10 or more positions on the EODB ranking. 2. The roster of top reformers also changed. Latvia entered by moving up from eleventh to tenth, and Ghana exited by falling from ninth to nineteenth. 2: Large Changes in 2007 Rankings Resulting from Data Revisions Country Five biggest winners EODB EODB October August 2007 2007 Change Country Five biggest losers EODB EODB October August 2007 2007 Change Guyana 96 136 ϩ40 Nicaragua 85 67 Ϫ18 Italy 49 82 ϩ33 Samoa 59 41 Ϫ18 Turkey 64 91 ϩ27 Tajikistan 151 133 Ϫ18 St.

B. 1 percent). 3). Some of the laws and regulations that apply to small and medium-size domestically owned firms may well apply to other kinds of businesses, such as large-scale enterprises or those with foreign ownership. But the regulatory constraints that DB measures are likely to be relatively unimportant for informal and microenterprises, simply because they are more likely to conduct business without recourse to courts, formal credit providers, and taxes. Some regulatory constraints are likely to be relatively unimportant for informal and microenterprises .

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