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									Researching Informal Economic
Activity
Presentation to Celebrating
Enterprise Team, UEL
19 th October 2006



Mel Evans
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University
Sources
 Review of Informal Economic Activities and
  Deprived Neighbourhoods for ODPM/DCLG
  (http://www.communities.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1501214)
 Research in to the Potential Take-up of Slivers of
  Time Working (www.sliversoftime.info/home.php for
  more information)
 CONSCISE Project (European Framework V research
  into Social Economy and Social Capital in Europe –
  www.conscise.info)
Working Definition of Informal
Economic Activity
 Paid informal work: hidden and unregistered
  by the state but legal in all other senses;
 Illegal economic activities: productive
  activities that generate goods and services
  forbidden by law or unlawful when carried out
  by unauthorised producers;
 Unpaid Informal work:
   Self-provisioning activity (unpaid

    work that is undertaken by
    household members for themselves
    and / or other household members)
   Mutual aid activity (unpaid work by

    household members for members of
    other households).
                            Global Economy




   1. Private Sector                            2. Public Sector
     profit orientated                             governmental




                           Local Economy



                                 Community
                                  Economy


Shadow Economy                                                 Social Economy
                                                              Formal 3rd Sector
                         3. Third         Sector


                           Global Economy

                         Diagram 1: Situating the Social Economy
Local Economy                                                      Local Economy




                                  Neigh-
              Illegal   Family    bourhoo     Formal        Other
             Economy    Economy   d and       Community     Social
                                  Self-Help   Enterprises   Enterprises
                                  Economy


Formation
towards
                             Community Economy
criminal
Structures
       Shadow Econom y
                             Formation                  Social Econom y
                             towards
                             Solidarity
                             Structures




                                  Global Economy



                  Diagram 2: Sub-sectors of the Social Economy
Slivers of Time Research Design
 Street level questionnaire survey based on
  sample frame
 Population sample - working age (16 –
  retirement) with gender, ethnic,
  employment / benefit status to reflect
  Newham profile
 NCFE CIP provide up to 50 interviewers
 Achieved 1054 interviews with 948
  accepted for analysis (90%)
Interest in Slivers of Time Working

                  On the basis of what you know about it, if you were
                  able to participate in Slivers of Time working would
                             you be interested in doing so?

                80.0        68.1
                70.0
                60.0
   Percentage




                50.0
                40.0
                30.0
                                              15.2               16.6
                20.0
                10.0
                 0.0
                            Yes                No              Not Sure
Government Support and Slivers of
Time Working
 More backing and                         Answered YES to question 5 and answered
                                         question 9: Do you think you would be more or
  promotion from                       less keen to participate in Slivers of Time working
                                            if it were promoted and supported by the
  Government would                                         Government?


  enhance interest in                80.0       62.3




                        Percentage
                                     60.0

  Slivers of Time                    40.0
                                     20.0
                                                                   17.4              20.2


  Working among                       0.0
                                              More keen         Less keen          Not Sure


  those already
  interested
What capacity is there for Slivers of
Time Working?

                       Answered YES to question 5 and answered
                      question 13: Do you have spare hours in an
                      average week in which to earn extra money?

              100.0              82.5
               80.0
 Percentage




               60.0
               40.0
                                                         17.5
               20.0
                0.0
                                 Yes                      No
              What work as Slivers of Time
              would be popular?
               Answered YES to question 17: Are you doing any paid work                                                                                             Answered YES to question 21: Are you actively seeking
                at present? And answered question 20: Here is a list of 10                                                                                       paid work at present? And answered question 26: Here is a
                types of work considered most suitable for Slivers of Time                                                                                       list of 10 types of work considered most suitable for Slivers
               working. Which of these do you mainly work in at present?                                                                                             of time working. Which of these do you think you are
                                                                                                                                                                                        seeking work in?
             60.0   51.4
                                                                                                                                                                      51.8 54.3
Percentage




             50.0             38.0                                                                                                                             60.0




                                                                                                                                                  Percentage
             40.0                                                                                                                                              50.0                                                                                                   42.1 38.5
                                                                                                                   25.6 26.1                                                                                                       30.2
             30.0                       15.8 19.1 11.4 19.9 17.6 17.6                                                                                          40.0
                                                                                                                                                               30.0
                                                                                                                                                                                         24.6 23.0 23.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14.9 15.1
             20.0                                                                                                                                              20.0
             10.0                                                                                                                                              10.0
              0.0                                                                                                                 Call Centre /                 0.0




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Call Centre /
                               Retail




                                                                                  Care Work




                                                                                                                                                                                Retail




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Care Work
                                                                                                         Driving




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Driving
                                                                                              Teaching




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Teaching
                                                                  Hospitality /




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hospitality /
                                         Security




                                                                                                                                                                                          Security
                                                    Manual work




                                                                                                                                                                                                     Manual work
                     Office




                                                                                                                                                                       Office
                                                                                                                   Sales work /




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sales work /
                                                                                                                   interviewing




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      interviewing
                                                                                                                                   Customer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Customer
                                                                   Catering




                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Catering
                                                                                                                                   services




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      services
Why are some not interested or
unsure about Slivers of Time?
 Some 31.8% were not interested or not
  sure – Why?
                  If answered NO or NOT SURE to question 5 is it
                      because of any of the following reasons?

               18.0                                                 15.9
               16.0
               14.0
  Percentage




                         11.1
               12.0                                   9.3
               10.0
                8.0
                6.0                     4.2
                                                                                 2.9
                4.0
                2.0
                0.0
                       Concern      Cannot us e     Have no      Would need      Other
                      about los s   a com puter    available       to know      reas on
                      of welfare                  s pare tim e   m ore about
                       benefits                      to s ell    the s chem e
Benefits and Slivers of Time
Working
 There is a lack of interest about the ways in
  which benefits can be tapered or regulations
  relaxed to enable paid work whilst claiming
  ….                    Would you try Slivers of Time working if you were
                         assured by government that you could go back
                          onto benefits if you wanted to withdraw from
                                         Slivers of Time?

                      50.0                                          42.3
                      40.0       36.6
         Percentage




                      30.0
                                                  21.1
                      20.0
                      10.0
                       0.0
                                 Yes               No             Not Sure
 … and a lack of knowledge …

                    Answered YES to question 5 and answered
                  question 15: Do you know how much money can
                    be earned per week before it effects benefit
                                    entitlement?

                                                       75.8
                80.0
   Percentage




                60.0

                40.0
                               24.2
                20.0

                 0.0
                               Yes                      No

								
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