Title:Informal employment: making a living in Calgary.
Author(s):Bender, Cori
Corporate Author: Calgary Homeless Foundation
Subject:Housing – temporary, emergency, homelessness|split|Employment – general|split|Unemployment – general
Publisher:Calgary Homeless Foundation
Place of Publication:Calgary
Date of Publication:2010

Research relating to informal employment lacks a nuanced understanding of how people subsist outside the normative employment system, and tends to focus on the illegality of panhandling, or the nuisance aspects expressed by the public relating to binning. There is little focus on the lived experience of those involved, with the exception of work done by members of the geography department at University of Victoria (Gutberlet et al., 2007; Tremblay, 2009). As part of Phase 1 of the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s 10 Year Plan to End (Calgary Homeless Foundation, 2007), the report addresses the lack of nuanced understanding by drawing on ethnographic research conducted between May and August, 2010. Research results indicate panhandling is not as prevalent as informal recycling in Calgary. Considering this is the case, it is recommended the Province and city, focus their efforts and resources on the informal recycling sector of the population.

 Material Type:Report

F. SOCIAL ISSUES/F.04 POVERTY/2010 Calgary_Panhandling.pdf

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