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The Study of Informal Economy in Sustaining Urban Livelihood

Habtamu Tolera

ISBN 10: 3846554332 / ISBN 13: 9783846554333
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Paperback. 132 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.3in.The study mainly focused on investigating the characteristics of street vendors, particularly their socio-demographic and economic aspects, types of vendor activities and economic linkages. To this end, it had an overall objective aimed at enhancing the productivity of vendor operations. In order to achieve this objective a sample of 140 street vendors were selected and relevant data were gathered mainly through questionnaires and analyzed. The finding of the study revealed a variety of vendor activities such as fruit and vegetables, secondhand clothes, prepared food, bicycle services, household goods and miscellaneous activities. The study also revealed that the majority of street vendors joined sidewalk business due to economic hardships in their life. Finally, the study investigated backward, forward, consumption and technological linkages. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783846554333

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Title: The Study of Informal Economy in Sustaining ...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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The study mainly focused on investigating the characteristics of street vendors, particularly their socio-demographic and economic aspects, types of vendor activities and economic linkages. To this end, it had an overall objective aimed at enhancing the productivity of vendor operations. In order to achieve this objective a sample of 140 street vendors were selected and relevant data were gathered mainly through questionnaires and analyzed. The finding of the study revealed a variety of vendor activities such as fruit and vegetables, secondhand clothes, prepared food, bicycle services, household goods and miscellaneous activities. The study also revealed that the majority of street vendors joined sidewalk business due to economic hardships in their life. Finally, the study investigated backward, forward, consumption and technological linkages.

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Habtamu Tolera completed his Second Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Addis Ababa University in the year 2006 and his First Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Bahir Dar University in 2003. Now he is working in Wollega University as a lecturer and researcher in Social Science faculty.

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