Conceptualizing the Survival Sector in Madagascar

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Conceptualizing the Survival Sector in Madagascar. / Gössling, Stefan; Schumacher, Kim Philip.

I: Antipode, Vol. 44, Nr. 2, 2012, s. 321-342.

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Gössling, Stefan ; Schumacher, Kim Philip. / Conceptualizing the Survival Sector in Madagascar. I: Antipode. 2012 ; Vol. 44, Nr. 2. s. 321-342.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Conceptualizing the Survival Sector in Madagascar

AU - Gössling, Stefan

AU - Schumacher, Kim Philip

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - This article calls for the recognition of a subsector of the informal economy, which is conceptualized as the survival sector. Based on empirical evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar it is suggested that beggars, street children and other marginalized people constitute a separate, non-productive subsector of the economy, which is also distinguishable from formal and informal economies because of other aspects, such as the character of its social and economic networks, survival strategies, patterns of social and physical mobility, and the social and public spaces occupied. Given the vast number of marginalized people in the world, it seems useful to consider a survival sector of its own that is, despite interlinkages, fundamentally different from other components of the informal economy.

AB - This article calls for the recognition of a subsector of the informal economy, which is conceptualized as the survival sector. Based on empirical evidence from Antananarivo, Madagascar it is suggested that beggars, street children and other marginalized people constitute a separate, non-productive subsector of the economy, which is also distinguishable from formal and informal economies because of other aspects, such as the character of its social and economic networks, survival strategies, patterns of social and physical mobility, and the social and public spaces occupied. Given the vast number of marginalized people in the world, it seems useful to consider a survival sector of its own that is, despite interlinkages, fundamentally different from other components of the informal economy.

KW - beggars

KW - marginalized people

KW - informal economy

KW - Madagascar

KW - street

KW - children

U2 - 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00838.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00838.x

M3 - Article

VL - 44

SP - 321

EP - 342

JO - Antipode

T2 - Antipode

JF - Antipode

SN - 0066-4812

IS - 2

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