A Comprehensive Overview: Defining and Measuring Informality in India’s Labour Market

A Comprehensive Overview: Defining and Measuring Informality in India’s Labour Market

By Accountability Initiative
Centre for Policy Research
30 December 2020

The brief unbundles the global standard definition of informality with respect to the labour market, a concept often considered inexplicit and broad-based. It presents the parameters used to measure informality in the Indian context, and presents key characteristics of the informal workforce.