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Formalizing the Informal Economy: Women’s Autonomous Self-Employment in Rural South India

  • Samantha Watson
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    This paper considers the effects of contemporary restructuring of women and men’s employment in rural south India alongside ongoing efforts to recast India’s poor rural women as entrepreneurs. This study takes advantage of data from the year 2000 in the Indian National Sample Survey (NSS). [DSA Conference 2009: The new and old institutionalisms in development - testing and expanding their adequacy]. URL:[http://www.devstud.org.uk/aqadmin/media/uploads/4ab780381a04b_5-watson-dsa09.pdf].

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