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The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor

Oct 4, 2006 (Talk of the Nation)

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In America's poor neighborhoods, there are ways to make a living, but many of them are "off the books." Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh immersed himself in one Southside Chicago community and discusses his findings.

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Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology and African-American studies at Columbia University, NY; Author, Off the Books: The Underground Economy of the Urban Poor (Harvard University Press, 2006)

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