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close this bookWomen in Informal Sector (Dar Es Salaam University Press, 1995, 46 p.)
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close this folderINTRODUCTION
View the documentWhat is an Informal Sector?
View the documentThe Jua Kali Concept
View the documentSmall is Great
close this folderTHE STUDY OF THE INFORMAL SECTOR
View the documentThe Dualistic Approach
View the documentThe Place of the Informal Sector and Development
close this folderWOMEN IN THE INFORMAL SECTOR
View the documentA Historical Note
View the documentWhy Women Enter Into The Informal Sector?
close this folderWho Are the Women in the Informal Sector?
View the documentThe Class Connotation
View the documentAge
View the documentEducation
close this folderTHE SOCIAL DIMENSION
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close this folderThe Limits
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View the documentEducation and Time
View the documentMarkets
View the documentWork Burden
View the documentSecurity and Health
View the documentFirewood Collection
View the documentOpen Space Cooking
View the documentBeer Brewing
View the documentFeminization of Poverty
close this folderINTERNATIONALIZATION OF POVERTY
View the documentLords of Poverty
View the documentInappropriate Technology
View the documentCONCLUSION
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BACK COVER

Women in the Informal Sector is a switt tour d’horizon of some of the paradoxes in the study and analysis of the informal sector since the mid-seventies. It starts by considering the variagated conceptions of what this sector is and its role in development. The dualistic conception of this sector is then surveyed and criticized, in the light of the antinomies of the economic model of man from whence it is derived.

The economic model’s lack or marginalization of gender issues becomes the entry point for a sociological discussion of women in the informal sector. Finally, the lecture concludes this tour d’horizon with a review of the wider issues posed by the “feminization” and “internationalization of poverty” and the role of the “lords of poverty” in the process - and suggests a range of priorities for further action by both policy makers and analysts,

C.K. Omari is Professor of Sociology at the University of Dar es Salaam and a keen observer of Tanzania’s development trajectory. He has published widely on social issues both locally and internationally. His forthcoming publications with DUP include: Rural-Urban Migration and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania. Gender Relations and Women’s Images in the Mass Media (both co-edited with D.A.S. Mbilinyi) and Health Policy and Development in Tanzania.

DAR ES SALAAM UNIVERSITY PRESS

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