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Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development

Dimensions of Resilience in Developing Countries

Informality, Solidarities and Carework

Authors: Charmes, Jacques

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  • Describes how inter-household transfers play the role of non-existing public social transfers in developing countries
  • Shows the importance of a social capital measured through inter-households transfers
  • Highlights the work mainly devoted by women to household chores and child and adult care
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This book provides the latest empirical data on the three forms of resilience: informality, solidarities and unpaid care-work. It uncovers and quantifies these three forms of resilience that are generally invisible or ill recognised, whereas these play a major role in the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable populations. The book shows how the slow but constant unveiling of these forms over the past four decades has gradually changed our vision of progress and development and is impacting the norms and concepts that shape our vision of the economy and society. The book also emphasizes the role of informal economy through explaining the origins of the concept, its definitions and the methods of data collection and measurement. As such the book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers in population studies, economics, and international development.

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Jacques Charmes is an economist and statistician. Currently emeritus research director at the French Scientific Research Institute for Development (IRD), at the Centre for Population and Development (CEPED: University Paris Descartes-Ined-IRD), he was until recently director of the Department of Social and Health Sciences at this institute, and professor of economics at the University of Versailles and at the Institute for Political Science (Sciences Po) in Paris. He is currently research expert for the EU project Research, Network and Support Facility (RNSF) on “Support to enhance livelihoods for people dependent on the informal economy and to improve social inclusion of marginalised and vulnerable persons”.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dimensions of Resilience in Developing Countries
Book Subtitle
Informality, Solidarities and Carework
Authors
Series Title
Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04076-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04076-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04075-8
Series ISSN
2543-0041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 224
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
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