The formal, the informal, and the precarious: making a living in urban Papua New Guinea

@inproceedings{Sharp2015TheFT,
  title={The formal, the informal, and the precarious: making a living in urban Papua New Guinea},
  author={Timothy Sharp and John Cox and Ceridwen Spark and Stephanie Lusby and Michelle Nayahamui Rooney},
  year={2015}
}
Overview: For many Papua New Guineans, the dominant accounts of ‘the economy’ – contained within development reports, government documents and the media – do not adequately reflect their experiences of making a living. Large-scale resource extraction, the private sector, export cash cropping and wage employment have dominated these accounts. Meanwhile, the broader economic picture has remained obscured, and the diversity of economic practices, including a flourishing ‘informal’ economy, has… CONTINUE READING

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