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Quality of Life among Street Vendors in Tiruchirappalli City, Tamil Nadu, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of social work, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (12), Pages 18-28, December,14 (2013)


Informal Sector is the most important part of the workforce in India and other developing countries works. It has become a progressively more popular subject of study, not just in economics, but also in Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology. The term of “Informal Sector” was first coined by Keith Hart. There are many informal sectors in our country working for their own livelihood. The most frequently and regularly they have to work to earn their daily bread. After the implementation of Liberalisation, Privatization and Globalization there are several changes in the system and particularly with respect to the informal sectors belonging to Street Vendors. With this background, the researchers intended to study the socio-economic status and quality of life among the Street Vendors in Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu. There many Street Vendors in the heart city of Tiruchirappalli, hence the researchers used convenient sampling method to select 56 respondents for the present study and the study is descriptive in nature. The findings of the study are elaborated in the full paper.The government and non-governmental organization has to play a crucial role for the development of Street Vendors. Further few suggestions were also given to enhance their quality of work life.


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