The informal sector and the world-economy: notes on the structure of subsidized labor.

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Abstract

The study of urbanization, together with that of migration, has placed its practitioners at the crossroads of two major strands of 'developmental' thought. One concerns the anthropological and sociological literature exploring how the poor survive under the constraints of underdeveloped capitalist economies. The other is the historical and economic literature on state policies, unequal exchange, and the systemic insertion of countries within world-capitalism. The relevance of this issue to the new emphasis placed by international agencies on 'basic needs' as an approach to development lies in clarifying the way such needs have been taken care of so far in many underdeveloped countries and, more important, the way such strategies for survival articulate with requirements of the capitalist economy. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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