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Working Hard, Working PoorA Global Journey$
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Gary S. Fields

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001

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Increasing Self-Employment Earnings

Increasing Self-Employment Earnings

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(p.150) 10 Increasing Self-Employment Earnings
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Working Hard, Working Poor
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Gary S. Fields

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0010

In the countries in which the world's poor are concentrated, the great majority of working people are self-employed. As detailed in this chapter, a program to increase the returns to self-employment would involve policy actions in the following areas: design products to help raise the productivity of the self-employed; adopt a positive policy stance and avoid hassles; provide the poor in agriculture with more to work with; facilitate supplemental off-farm wage employment and self-employment; make capital available to the poor, especially through microfinance; build skills and business know-how; and stimulate micro-franchising.

Keywords:   self-employment, design, hassles, agriculture, off-farm employment, capital, microfinance, skills, business know-how, micro-franchising

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