THE EFFECT OF INFORMALITY AND INEQUALITY AGAINST INFORMAL WORKERS

  • Narumol Nirathron Thammasat University
Keywords: Informality, Inequality, Street vending

Abstract

This paper discusses linkages between informality and inequality, focusing on inequalities faced by workers in the informal economy. Specifically, the paper highlights the street vending context in Bangkok and how urbanization. globalization, and reinforcement of government policies perpetuate inequalities and employment precarity, especially during the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Data from a survey research conducted from 2020 to 2021 are presented to support the argument. The target groups are street food vendors, buyers and vendors in the raw material sources. Findings reveal the employment situation, linkages between informality and inequality, consequences of government pandemic-era policies and practices. The recommendations are offered to reduce inequality.

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Published
2022-09-21
How to Cite
Nirathron, N. (2022). THE EFFECT OF INFORMALITY AND INEQUALITY AGAINST INFORMAL WORKERS. Social Science Asia, 8(4), 36-55. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/316
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