Informal finance in the informal economy: promoting decent work among the working poor

OUTPUT TYPE: Monograph (Book)
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2002
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.A.Aliber
KEYWORDS: EMPLOYMENT, INDIA, INFORMAL ECONOMY, INFORMAL SECTOR, UGANDA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2270

If you would like to obtain a copy of this Research Output, please contact Hanlie Baudin at researchoutputs@hsrc.ac.za.

Abstract

This book throws light on the ambivalent nature of informal finance. It makes economic transactions amongst the working poor possible, it uses different forms of social capital innovatively, but it can also reinforce dependencies and exploitation.