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‘Sometimes you don’t make enough to buy food’: An analysis of South African street waste pickers’ income

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dc.contributor.author Viljoen, Kotie
dc.contributor.author Blaauw, Derick
dc.contributor.author Rinie, Schenck
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-12T10:02:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-12T10:02:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Viljoen, K., Blaauw, D. & Schenck, R., 2018, ‘“Sometimes you don’t make enough to buy food:” An analysis of South African street waste pickers’ income’, Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences 11(1), a186. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4102/jef.v11i1.186 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2312-2803
dc.identifier.issn 1995-7076
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/861
dc.description.abstract Limited opportunities for the unskilled in the formal economy force many into informal street waste-picking activities. The income from these activities is not sufficient to lift them out of poverty. This article analyses income data of 873 street waste pickers to assess how identified factors explain income variations among them and whether they can endogenously influence their earnings. The results of descriptive, ordinary least square regression and quantile regression analyses show that they can do little to improve their income except to use a trolley and to start early in the morning. To improve their income, policy interventions to integrate them into waste management plans are recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences en_US
dc.title ‘Sometimes you don’t make enough to buy food’: An analysis of South African street waste pickers’ income en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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