1 Municipal sources estimate the number of informal barrios in Resistencia is over 100.

2 Initially the study included just two settlements, but as a way of improving the comparative base, the final research included one settlement more.

3 One of the initial assumptions of this thesis was that in Resistencia the type of relation that predominates is closer to the 'petty landlord' type with the owner residing in the same place with the tenant, rather than the 'professional' exploitative type.

4 An example of the interaction amid shared and other sub-markets is Santiago de Chile, where in the early eighties the military regime imposed severe restrictions to informal developments. As a result of these constraints in land access for the poor and the skyrocketing of rents, the shared sub-market grew disproportionately. (Kusnetzoff 1990, 50; Gilbert 1993, 80).

5 Another example is Seoul, South Korea, in which a severe government policy regarding the development of informal settlements forced over 60 percent of the population to live in rented housing. (Hardoy et al. 1989, 88)

6 Projection drawn from 1991 census (MR 1994.)

7 The growth rate of the city in three inter-census periods was by far the most rapid in the province. In the period 1960/70 the growth rate for Resistencia was 30.19 %, in 1970/80 47.73 %, and in 1980-91 29.55 %. Such rate will probably double its population in less than 10 years.

8 Between March and October, the unemployment rate in the city rose from 15.90 to 17.69 %, that is 1.7 % in only eight months (DEC 1993, 1).

9 Fifty percent of the of the urbanized area, and 70 percent of the population were directly or indirectly affected by the flood (Hardoy et al. 1992, 91).

10 The role of the supply of land in informal sub-markets is discussed in Chapter 7.

11 See 7.1.2.

12 The Arazá stream was one of the few natural drains of the city, nowadays partially canalized.

13 Frequently owners do not discern between legal title and municipal receipt for taxes. They consider paying taxes enough proof of ownership.

14 The exchange rate in June 1995 was 1 $ (peso) = U$ 1.

15 Usually relatives with relationships such as, father-son, uncle-nephew, etc.

16 The criteria to determine a renter is that he or she pays for his accommodation either in cash or with labor. The concept includes rent-free housing in which the tenant pays with labor, improvements to the house, or other form of retribution.

17 That some renters were owners before , does not necessarily mean they preferred rental housing to owned accommodation. In most cases, it is simply a reflection of the status change of new households leaving their parents' or relatives' home.

18 Transactions of land and unfinished structures in informal settlements constitute the 'mejora sub-market'(See chapter 7).

19 Should not be confused with 'land sharing' as described in Yap (1989, 1992) where the idea involves sharing among the legal owner and the occupants of the land.

20 Incomes are an estimation for the purpose of analysis. They were assessed during interviews and surveys according to indicators such as: overall quality of housing, rents, and presence of items such as TV set, radio, car, bicycle, etc.

21 Plot with an unfinished structure.

22 The term mejora refers to both the lot, and the house or unfinished structure.

23 This option is located outside the three neighborhoods studied, in an extremely fringe location.

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