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OVANDO-ALDANA, Wendy; RIVERA-ROJO, Celso Rodrigo  and  SALGADO-VEGA, María del Carmen. Characteristics of informal employment in Mexico, 2005 and 2020. Pap. poblac [online]. 2021, vol.27, n.108, pp.147-184.  Epub Dec 06, 2021. ISSN 2448-7147.

The objective of this document is to analyze the characteristics of informal employment in Mexico in two periods of time: 2005 and 2020. The peculiarities of informality are studied through the design of a binary logistic regression model considering the variables: sex, age, state, civil, schooling, location, company size, sector, and hours of work. Among the main findings are that it is the size of the company that has a greater incidence in informal employment in contrast to the variable age that presented the lowest incidence, also, the almost zero changes in the relative weight of each of the variables in 15 years, which suggests that public policies aimed at reducing this phenomenon have not affected the characteristics of informal employment.

Keywords : Employment; informality; Mexico.

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