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Dow-Jane and Dow-Jones: Negotiating an Integration of the Informal and Formal Economies in Africa

August 30, 2010

The central argument of this paper is that one of the ways of striving towards alternative economic futures is to recognize the important contribution of Dow-Jane to the mainstream economy. The bone of contention is that although Dow-Jane (taken here to represent the female economy popularly termed informal economy) is one of the most lucrative and important economic institution necessary for the functioning of the 'formal' economy, she is still neglected, put in a black-box of the informal economy and in this way rendered invisible.

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