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Gender, ethnicity, and the informal sector in Trinidad

Author: Sally Lloyd-Evans; Robert B Potter
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The informal sector makes up a significant percentage of employment in the developing world. Using in-depth empirical material from the Caribbean, this book examines the key issues involved in informal sector work. In doing so, it also provides an overview of current perspectives on Caribbean development and globalization and on gender, ethnicity and employment. It focuses on issues such as food production and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Lloyd-Evans; Robert B Potter
ISBN: 0754612562 9780754612568
OCLC Number: 49403670
Description: xiii, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Gender, Ethnicity and the Informal Sector in Trinidad: An Introduction --
2. Current Perspectives on Informality, Employment and Development --
3. Perspectives on Caribbean Development --
4. Work, Employment and the Informal Sector in Trinidad: An Overview --
5. Informal Sector Food Production, Distribution and Retailing --
6. Informal Sector Petty Commodity Production, Service Provision and Retailing --
7. Gendered and Racialised Spaces: Petty Commodity Trading in Trinidad --
8. "Like we beggin on de streets": The Gendering of Street Lives and Working Identities --
9. Governmental Response to Informal Employment: Micro Level Support as a Strategy for Development --
10. The Socio-Spatial Geography of the Informal Sector in Trinidad.
Responsibility: Sally Lloyd-Evans, Robert B. Potter.

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Throughout much of the developing world and especially in Africa and Latin America, the informal employment sector is growing spectacularly. This study focuses on the gender and ethnic aspects of the  Read more...

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