Hiroshima Peace Science Volume 8
1985 発行

第三世界都市論の視角 : フォ-マル=インフォ-マル・セクタ-論批判

A critique of formal / informal dualism in third world urban system
Tateyama, Yutaka
This paper provides a critical review of the formal/informal sector debate in recent studies of the urban employment in the Third World. The uses of the informal sector concept by four scholars are discussed, and a great lack of clarity in definition and arbitrariness of classification are stressed. An alternative more satisfactory model is presented, based on the distinction between the bazaar economy and the xlum which are confused in the informal sector.