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24 March 2020
Labour economics; Retail sector
Originally published in 1990, Urban Markets looks at how the informal sector of the economy should be encouraged to assist in the alleviation of problems of poverty and unemployment. Despite this rhetoric, few concrete, implementable ways have been developed. This book is concerned with one such potential strategy which the authors consider to be particularly effective: the creation of both built and open markets for very small retailers and wholesalers. Based on experience of observing such markets in several continents, the authors combine a discussion of the theoretical issues surrounding the creation of urban markets with practical hints of how to establish and run them.
By:   David Dewar (University of Cape Town South Africa), Vanessa Watson (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   313g
ISBN:   9781138485310
ISBN 10:   1138485314
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning
Pages:   166
Publication Date:   24 March 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
List of plates List of figures Preface 1. Introduction: Urban Markets and Informal-Sector Stimulation 2. Urban Markets: Some Issues Relating to their Location, Design, and Administration 3. The Empirical Foundation 4. Market Cases Bibliography Index

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