Legal Empowerment of Informal Workers Formalizing Street 
Vending as a Tool for Poverty Reduction

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This chapter brings empirical data to the debate about the ability of law to contribute to the empowerment and development of informal workers, looking into the case of street vendors. Looking into the potential that law has for poverty reduction is an important goal and for that reason, this research aims to understand whether legal change, getting the legal permit to sell, can in fact bring empowerment for street vendors.


  • Ana Maria Vargas Falla
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Law and Society


  • street vendors, informal economy, hawkers, empowerment, poverty reduction, resiliance, resistance, development, urban planning, public space, urban economy, decent work, sustainable development goals, poverty, working poor, urban poverty, well-being
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFestskrift till Karsten Åström
EditorsKarl Dahlstrand
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherJuristförlaget i Lund
ISBN (Print)9789154405695
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

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