Difference-in-difference estimates for switchers, Nigeria 2010-2015 with randomized inference

Does the depth of informality influence welfare in urban Sub-Saharan Africa?

This paper studies the relationship between household welfare and informality. Assuming income pooling, we propose new measures of household informality. Using panel data for Nigeria, we employ a novel approach assessing household switches in informality portfolios, accounting for selection on unobservables and find it explaining most welfare differences.

January 2023 · Eva-Maria Egger, Cecilia Poggi, Hector Rufrancos