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Conclusions

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Abstract

This book has sought to answer three key sets of questions about cash-in-hand work. What types of cash-in-hand work exist and why do people engage in these activities? Who undertakes these different types of cash-in-hand work, where is such work to be found and how does the character of cash-in-hand work vary across different populations? And what should governments do about cash-in-hand work? Part I sought theoretically-informed empirically-grounded answers to the first set of questions regarding the varieties of cash-in-hand work and the motives underpinning such activity, Part II sought answers to who undertakes cash-in-hand work, where it takes place and how the character of cash-in-hand work varies socially and spatially while Part III addressed the issue of what governments should do about the cash-in-hand sphere. In this concluding chapter, therefore, the findings are synthesised so as to summarise the contributions of this book to knowledge.

Keywords

Social Capital Policy Option Social Economy Affluent Area Formal Employment 
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© Colin Williams 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterEngland

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