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The cash incentive : the economic response of semi-subsistent craftworkers in Papua New Guinea

Philp, Norman E


This study examines the income-earning potential, the cash expenditure behaviour and the work effort response of a sample of handloom wool weavers who operated in both the remote villages and urban towns of pre-independent Papua New Guinea. Its concern is thus with the response of these workers to the cash incentive. Although weaving represented the main cash-earning activity of the weaver households, they continued to rely on the nonmonetary traditional economy for a substantial part of...[Show more]

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