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Waste recycling and the household economy: the case of the Pune Waste-pickers' response to the changing 'rules of the game'

Kilby, Patrick


The deep-rooted connections between the informal economy and the household economy have long been recognized and are emphasized in international development thinking in relation to issues such as microfinance/enterprise. This chapter is concerned with exploring the relationship between the household and the informal economy though an examination of the issue of waste-picking and drawing attention to how recent changes to the organization of this activity in Pune, India, are having significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The global political economy of the household in Asia
DOI: /10.1057/9781137338907_14
Access Rights: Open Access


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