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List of Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Chapter 1. Little Businesses, Large Hopes 1 Chapter 2. Theory and Evidence 21 Chapter 3. Who Wants to Be a Microentrepreneur and Why? 47 Chapter 4. Getting Started: Resources for Microenterprise 67 Chapter 5. The Bottom Line: Business and Household 89 Chapter 6. Microenterprise Performance 117 Chapter 7. Beyond Profit: Multiple Outcomes of Microenterprise 155 Chapter 8. Fighting Poverty or Promoting Development? 177 Appendix A. Glossary 203 Appendix B. Research Methods 207 Appendix C. Entrepreneurs, Demographic Characteristics, and Their Businesses 213 Appendix D. Business and Household Financial Outcomes 219 References 245 About the Authors 265 Index 267Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Self-employed United States, Poor Employment United States, Entrepreneurship United States, Small business United States