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Nairobi's Informal Sector: Dynamic Entrepreneurs or Surplus Labor?

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  • House, William J
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    Article provided by University of Chicago Press in its journal Economic Development and Cultural Change.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1984)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 277-302

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    Handle: RePEc:ucp:ecdecc:v:32:y:1984:i:2:p:277-302

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    1. Gustavo A. Garcia, 2014. "Labor Informality: Choice or Sign of Segmentation? A Quantile Regression Approach at the Regional Lvel for Colombia," ARCHIVOS DE ECONOMÍA 011213, DEPARTAMENTO NACIONAL DE PLANEACIÓN.
    2. Grimm, M. & Knorringa, P. & Lay, J., 2012. "Constrained gazelles. High potentials in West Africa’s informal economy," ISS Working Papers - General Series 537, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    3. Gulyani, Sumila & Talukdar, Debabrata, 2010. "Inside Informality: The Links Between Poverty, Microenterprises, and Living Conditions in Nairobi's Slums," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(12), pages 1710-1726, December.
    4. Gindling, T.H. & Terrell, Katherine, 2005. "The effect of minimum wages on actual wages in formal and informal sectors in Costa Rica," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 33(11), pages 1905-1921, November.
    5. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 2010. "Dynamique des profits des micro-entreprises urbaines et genre à Madagascar. Une approche de régressions quantiles," Working Papers hal-00616788, HAL.
    6. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 1995. "Le secteur informel urbain et l'informalisation du travail en Afrique subsaharienne : rhétoriques et réalités - Le cas de la Côte d'Ivoire," Documents de travail 05, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
    7. Chaudhuri, Sarbajit & Mukhopadhyay, Ujjaini, 2009. "Revisiting the Informal Sector: A General Equilibrium Approach," MPRA Paper 52135, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Justin van der Sluis & Mirjam van Praag & Wim Vijverberg, 2003. "Entrepreneurship Selection and Performance," Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers 03-046/3, Tinbergen Institute, revised 24 Sep 2004.
    9. Brueckner, Jan K. & Zenou, Yves, 1999. "Harris-Todaro models with a land market," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 317-339, May.
    10. Bryceson, Deborah Fahy, 1996. "Deagrarianization and rural employment in sub-Saharan Africa: A sectoral perspective," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 97-111, January.
    11. Smith, J. Barry & Stelcner, Morton, 1990. "Modeling economic behavior in Peru's informal urban retail sector," Policy Research Working Paper Series 469, The World Bank.
    12. Jean-Pierre Lachaud, 1997. "Le secteur informel urbain et l'emploi en Mauritanie : analyse et politiques," Documents de travail 13, Groupe d'Economie du Développement de l'Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV.
    13. Smith, Paula A. & Metzger, Michael R., 1998. "The return to education: Street vendors in Mexico," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 289-296, February.

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