Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 52

Segmentation and informality in Vietnam: A survey of the literature Country case study on labour market segmentation

Labour market segmentation is usually defined as the division of the labour markets into separate sub-markets or segments, distinguished by different characteristics and behavioural rules (incomes, contracts, etc.). The economic debate on the segmentation issue has been focusing in developed countries, and especially in Europe, on contractual segmentation and dualism.