Dimensions of Resilience in Developing Countries

Informality, Solidarities and Carework

  • Jacques¬†Charmes

Part of the Demographic Transformation and Socio-Economic Development book series (DTSD, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Jacques Charmes
    Pages 1-9
  3. Informality

  4. Solidarities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
  5. Unpaid Care Work

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 217-224

About this book


This book provides the latest empirical data on the three forms of resilience: informality, solidarities and unpaid care-work. It uncovers and quantifies these three forms of resilience that are generally invisible or ill recognised, whereas these play a major role in the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable populations. The book shows how the slow but constant unveiling of these forms over the past four decades has gradually changed our vision of progress and development and is impacting the norms and concepts that shape our vision of the economy and society. The book also emphasizes the role of informal economy through explaining the origins of the concept, its definitions and the methods of data collection and measurement. As such the book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers in population studies, economics, and international development.


Social protection and care Political economy Economic and social instability Social capital and quality of life Resilience

Authors and affiliations

  • Jacques¬†Charmes
    • 1
  1. 1.IRD University of Paris DescartesParisFrance

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