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Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Low-Income Households Margaret Sherrard Sherraden

Kitchen Capitalism: Microenterprise in Low-Income Households

Margaret Sherrard Sherraden

Published June 5th 2008
ISBN : 9780791461723
Paperback
276 pages
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 About the Book 

Businesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, includingMoreBusinesses come to life as owners are allowed to speak in their own words in this first in-depth examination of self-employment told from the perspectives of low-income microentrepreneurs. The book systematically analyzes a range of issues, including who chooses to open a micro business, and why- what resources do they bring to their business venture- how well will their venture fare- and what contributes to the growth or decline of their business. The authors conclude that most microentrepreneurs believe self-employment offers a range of monetary and nonmonetary benefits and argue it would be more advantageous to view microenterprise as a social and economic development strategy rather than simply as an anti-poverty strategy. Based on this observation, a range of strategies to better promote microenterprise programs among the poor is advanced, with the goal of targeting the most promising approaches.