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This paper explores the effects of liberal macroeconomic policies and the economic crisis on informal street traders. Street traders are linked to financial markets and the crisis primarily though demand conditions: slower growth and over-trading translate into lower profits. Field research indicates that female traders’ households rely significantly more than male traders’ households on income generated by trading.

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10.1080/13552074.2010.491345

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