Analysis of measurement of dependent contractors and the informal economy

Labour market

Analysis of measurement of dependent contractors and the informal economy

Biennium:
2024-2025
Coordinator
Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (INE) of Chile
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) of Mexico
Technical Secretariat
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Statistics Division of ECLAC
Members
National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC) of Argentina
Statistical Institute of Belize
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) of Colombia
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC) of Costa Rica
Oficina Nacional de Estadística e Información (ONEI) of Cuba
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC) of Ecuador
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Guatemala
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Honduras
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censo (INEC) of Panama
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Paraguay
National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI) of Perú
Oficina Nacional de Estadística (ONE) of Dominican Republic
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Uruguay
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) of Venezuela
Objectives

General objective

Document progress in the measurement of dependent contractors and the informal economy and its impact in the region.

Specific objectives

  1. Document progress in the conceptual and methodological harmonization of labour statistics on dependent contractors within the framework of the ILO international standards adopted at the twentieth ICLS (2018) relating to statistics on work relationships and in particular on dependent contractors.
  2. Study and document the effects observed in the labour informality indicators published by the countries of the region when incorporating the new recommendations on informal economy statistics to be adopted at the twenty-first ICLS (2023).
  3. Document, through online workshops, good practices in the region relating to new dimensions of analysis or emerging issues linked to labour statistics that have been prioritized, labour migration statistics, telework or remote work statistics and digital platform statistics.
  4. Provide spaces for dissemination of the working group’s progress, through virtual meetings, regional workshops and other activities.
  5. Contribute to gender equality by identifying the impact of statistical standards relating to work relationships and labour informality on the analysis of gender gaps in the labour market.
  6. Prepare a technical document compiling regional progress in the measurement of dependent contractors and the impact of the twenty-first ICLS on labour informality indicators, to serve as a reference for the countries.