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Inside Informality : The Links between Poverty, Microenterprises, and Living Conditions in Nairobi's Slums

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Gulyani, Sumila
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Talukdar, Debabrata
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2012-03-30T07:34:39Z
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2012-03-30T07:34:39Z
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2010
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Using households rather than enterprises as the analytical unit, this study of 1,755 households in Nairobi's slums reveals that informal household microenterprises are indeed helping offset poverty. Microenterprises are helping households that are, a priori, more likely to be poor. Better microenterprise performance is associated with certain "business-related" factors, such as sales area, time in, and sector of operation. But "living conditions"--residential tenure and infrastructure access--also strongly influence both creation and success of microenterprises. Interventions that improve infrastructure and reduce tenure insecurity and rent-induced pressures to move may be crucial for incubating microenterprises and reinforcing their contribution to poverty alleviation in Nairobi's slums.
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World Development
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0305750X
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/5808
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EN
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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World Bank
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Measurement and Analysis of Poverty I320
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Welfare and Poverty: Government Programs
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Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs I380
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Firm Performance: Size, Diversification, and Scope L250
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Economic Development: Human Resources
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Human Development
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Income Distribution
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Migration O150
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Economic Development: Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses
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Transportation O180
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Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration
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Regional Labor Markets
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Population
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Neighborhood Characteristics R230
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Inside Informality : The Links between Poverty, Microenterprises, and Living Conditions in Nairobi's Slums
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World Development
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Journal Article
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Journal Article
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External Content
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834
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1710-1726
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en
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Academic Peer Review
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Kenya
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2010.06.013
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http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoh&AN=1154385&site=ehost-live
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http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/386/description#description
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http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=doi%3A10.1016%2Fj.worlddev.2010.06.013
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38

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