Cash-in-Hand Work: The Underground Sector and The Hidden by C. Williams

By C. Williams

Uncovering how cash-in-hand economies are composed of not just the underground area (work corresponding to formal employment carried out for profit-motivated purposes), but in addition a hidden economic climate of favours extra similar to mutual reduction, this publication monitors the necessity to go beyond traditional market-oriented readings of cash-in-hand paintings and notably reconsider even if looking its eradication via harder laws is often acceptable. It argues for a variegated coverage procedure that acknowledges those targeted different types of cash-in-hand paintings and which tailors coverage therefore.

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The result is that rather than view cash-in-hand work as an exploitative form of low-paid employment sitting at the bottom of a hierarchy 22 Cash-in-hand Work of types of formal employment, it is now much more common for cashin-hand work to be discussed as a heterogeneous labour market with a hierarchy of its own. In other words, just as there is a segmented formal labour market, a segmented informal labour market is also seen to exist. As Williams and Windebank (1998, p. 32–3) have put it, existing alongside the formal labour market is a heterogeneous informal labour market composed of very different groups of people engaged in widely varying types of informal employment for diverse and contrasting reasons and receiving varying rates of pay.

There is thus a strong correlation between the desire to get jobs done cheaper than would be the case if somebody were formally employed and the use of unknown firms and people to do the work. For example, the motive whenever building firms, plumbers or electricians previously unknown to the purchaser were paid on a cash-in-hand basis was always to save money compared with paying formal labour to do the job. This was similarly the case whenever domestic cleaners, gardeners and private tuition were paid for on a cash-in-hand basis.

The second type of redistributive supplier is normally unemployed or an early retired person (and often women) who helped out those who had less free time than them by supplying their time. As such, whilst these suppliers saw themselves as helping out by giving their time, the rationale of the customer was one of redistributing cash to these people. Consequently, this ‘trade’ between ‘time rich–money poor’ and ‘money rich–time poor’ people, far from being seen as exploitative in the eyes of participants, was more perceived as involving mutual reciprocity.

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