Bootstrap capital : microenterprises and the American poor
- Lisa J. Servon.
- Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c1999.
- Physical description
- xii, 155 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Servon, Lisa J.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index.
- Introduction : opportunity and constraint
- Learning from history
- Programs, businesses, and entrepreneurs
- Economic development or social welfare?
- Self-employment and the welfare problem
- Networking, social capital, and the community development
- Potential of the microenterprise strategy
- Conclusion potential and pitfalls
- Appendix : methodolog.
The microenterprise strategy - helping people start small businesses - has generated attention among policymakers and the media as a way to create jobs and help lift people out of poverty. Through extensive interviews and case studies of five diverse microenterprise programmes in different US regions, the author examines the potential and limits of the strategy.
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- Publication date
- 0815778066 (alk. paper)
- 0815778058 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780815778066 (alk. paper)
- 9780815778059 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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