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dc.contributor.authorGallien, Max
dc.contributor.authorvan den Boogaard, Vanessa
dc.identifier.citationGallien, M. and van den Boogaard, V. (2021) Informal Workers and the State: The Politics of Connection and Disconnection During a Global Pandemic, IDS Working Paper 558, Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, DOI: 10.19088/IDS.2021.066en
dc.description.abstractIn low- and middle-income countries, informal workers are particularly vulnerable to the health and economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and often neglected by policy responses. At the same time, the crisis is rapidly changing the ways that states engage with informal workers. We argue that the relationships between informal workers and states – and the politics of creating and accessing these linkages – are a critical and frequently overlooked part of the politics of the pandemic. Both pre-existing structural disconnection from the state—embodied, for example, through limited access to health infrastructure—and state attempts to build new connections, including through cash transfer programmes for informal workers, have a profound impact on the effectiveness and reach of state crisis responses. Without considering the varied and dynamic nature of the linkages between states and informal workers we cannot understand the heterogeneous health and economic impacts of the pandemic, state capacity to respond to the crisis, or institutional change in the context of crisis.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Working Paper;558
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleInformal Workers and the State: The Politics of Connection and Disconnection During a Global Pandemicen
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectInternational Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD)en

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