Vibrant Markets & Streets, street Vendors as Economic Agents
68% of street merchants live in households, which makes street vending the main source of their income. Among street vendors there is an average of 4.7 household members. 62% of street vendors live in households with no other source of income (such as government grants, unemployment insurance, rental income, remittances and pensions). Formal wage employment provides, in all cities, 9% or less of households as the primary income source.