Anderson, Patricia; Gordon, Derek; Robotham, Don
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Sociology and Social Work; Faculty of Social Sciences
Jamaica: Urbanization in Jamaica during the years of crisis
Portes, Alejandro; Dore-Cabrel, Carlos; Landolt, Patricia
The urban Caribbean
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John Hopkins University Press
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Reports on the results of a survey of approximately eight hundred lower-middle-class, working class and poor neighbourhoods in the Kingston Metropolitan Area, and on findings about the operation of eight small firms in the Jamaican food-processing export sector. Provides information on the conditions of life of popular sectors in Jamaica's capital and largest city, and describes their views about life in the city and the source of growing urban poverty. Offers a glimpse at the chains of articulation between formal and informal sectors in the Jamaican economy, and the extent to which they offer the potential for cooperative development cemented on mutual trust.....