Soundview 2 Workers
Photography by Bart Van Bambost - Music
composed by Nicolas Lefèvre
Java-Bali-Lombok, Indonesia - 2010
Tea Pickers, rice field workers, weavers, parking attendants,
sulphur mining workers, street vendors,... a significant amount of Indonesian
workers work in what is called the informal economy.
Children, teenagers, adults and elderly, all generations are involved to earn the much needed 3-5 USD/day to make a living.
The informal sector deprives states of revenues and workers of social protection. It also, however, frequently constitutes the most dynamic part of the economy and creates massive employment.
A recent OECD study confirms that informal employment is ubiquitous and growing.