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Title:The silent majority: the Liberian market women and the informal economy of post-war Liberia
Authors:Oritsejafor, Emmanuel O.ISNI
Davis, Dorothy
Periodical:Liberian Studies Journal (ISSN 0024-1989)
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:market women
informal sector
Abstract:This paper demonstrates that, after fourteen years of war and the destruction of major social and economic infrastructure, market women have continued to make major contributions to Liberia's postwar development through informal markets. The paper examines the relationship between the formal and informal markets, how the informal market has enhanced the social and economic infrastructure of postwar Liberia, and which role market women play in the informal market. It provides an overview of the Liberian economy after the civil war; sketches the contextual landscape for understanding the informal markets in Liberia; and presents examples of how market women's associations have contributed to Liberia's postwar economic recovery. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]