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Sex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action. Political Activism, Community Identity and Groupe Behaviour


  • Gooptu, N.


This paper explores the nature of collective action and group behaviour through a case study of a highly successful political organization of poorer sex workers in Calcutta.

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  • Gooptu, N., 2000. "Sex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action. Political Activism, Community Identity and Groupe Behaviour," Research Paper 185, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wodeec:185

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    JEL classification:

    • D60 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - General
    • D69 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Other


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