1st Edition

Informal Markets, Livelihood and Politics
Street vendors in urban India

ISBN 9780367177263
Published April 30, 2019 by Routledge India
242 Pages

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Book Description

Low industrial growth, declining agricultural sector and limited expansion of formal sector employment in India have increasingly forced the poor to take recourse to informal sources of livelihoods. Street vending is one such thriving source of self-employment across cities. This book delves into the sustenance and survival strategies of street ven

Table of Contents

Boxes. Tables. Foreword Sharit Bhowmik. Preface. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Introduction: Street Vending in Informal Economy 1. Street Vendors in Urban India: An Overview 2. Informal Markets: Structure, Characteristics and Sustenance 3. Public Space, Politics and Survival Strategies 4. Livelihood Insecurity, Uncertainty and Vulnerability 5. Negotiations, Organisations and Collective Bargaining 6. Legislating Street Vending: Challenges and Alternative Development Bibliography. Index

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