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Modelling poverty dimensions of urban informal sector operators in a developing economy

Reddy, Mahendra (2007) Modelling poverty dimensions of urban informal sector operators in a developing economy. The European Journal of Development Research, 19 (3). pp. 459-479. ISSN 0957-8811

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Abstract

Rising poverty is a cause of concern for international, regional and local organisations and policy makers. A contributing factor is urbanisation and growth in the urban informal economy which has both beneficial and detrimental effects on the urban formal economy. This study utilises primary data from two cities and a town to examine the contribution of the urban informal sector to employment creation and poverty alleviation. The findings reveal a significant positive contribution of the informal sector towards poverty alleviation and income generation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2007 11:58
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 16:48
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/72
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