Dhaka, Bangladesh (Case Study)

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  • Dhaka, Bangladesh (informal economy)
    • Facts
      • This megacity has a population of 16 million.
      • Around 25 per cent of the capital's population live in crowded slums.
      • Most densely populates megacity in the world.
    • Benefits of informal activities
      • Wide range of cheap of goods and services.
      • Poor with a means of survival
      • Nothing to break the cycle of poverty
    • Bad things about the informal sector
      • No healthcare or no employment benefits
      • A high exposure to work-related risks
      • An uncertain legal status
      • Discrimination
    • More important facts
      • It is estimated that there are half a million children in the informal sector.
      • Most people worked from dawn to dusk, earning about 50 cents a day.
      • Jobs ranged from begging to scavenging to domestic service and working a fare collectors.
      • Hazards such as street crime, violence, drugs, sexual abuse, toxic fumes and carrying excessive loads.
      • Their poor conditions mean that these children often suffer extremely poor health and a range of development problems.
      • There is little hope that they will break out of the cycle of poverty, particularly if they have no schooling.


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