Consumption, Informal Markets, and the Underground Economy: by Michael J. Pisani (auth.)

By Michael J. Pisani (auth.)

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Anglos), non-English speakers, and middle class income earners. On the other hand, men and those who pay cash for informal purchases are less likely to cross the border to purchase these same informal dental services. The odds of engaging in cross-border medical services increased for those who are married, but decrease for men and those who pay cash for informal purchases. More likely to cross the border to purchase medications without a prescription are US residents and the undocumented; those who believe buying informally is less than completely right are less likely to cross the border to purchase medications without a prescription.

9% of 357 South Texans in the 2010 survey have consumed informal products at one time or another. In the research reported here, I found that poorer households consume a larger proportion of their household expenditures in the informal marketplace than more affluent households. 1% or more of their income in the informal sector. 0%, respectively. While the proportion of informal consumption may vary by income, participation rates do not. 1). Household income is highlighted throughout this chapter.

Games of chance, cockfighting), and sexual services. 1057/9781137333124 18 Consumption, Informal Markets, and the Underground Economy goods, though the consumer is also an important role player. Richardson and Pisani (2012, p. S. citizens, are male, have attained better-than-average levels of education, and are younger in age”. Those in the local informal sector tend to be the undocumented (Pisani, 2012), but authorized workers also use the informal sector to supplement income (Pisani & Yoskowitz, 2006).

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