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Booktitle:

Poverty and Income Inequality

A Study on the Relationship Between Poverty Alleviation and Income from Forest Resources

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2011-04-29 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-35319-8

ISBN-10:
3639353196
EAN:
9783639353198
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In developing countries rural households rely heavily on goods and services freely provided by environmental resources. However, there have been very few adequate quantitative analyses due to a lack of appropriate household data sets encompassing economic and environmental data. Standard household budget surveys (HBSs) inevitably lack data on environmental income. In this study a 100 household data set from rural Lawchara National Park and its adjacent area to undertake a quantitative analysis of the impact of environmental income on household welfare. Environmental income, in this case largely from woodland-based resources, is strongly and bringing about roughly a reduction in inequality (as measured in standard HBSs). However, including the value of environmental income leaves analysis of the causes of poverty and rural differentiation unchanged from those done with the standard data. While environmental income is important in mitigating poverty, it is unlikely to be important in lifting people out of poverty.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de/
By (author) :
Farzana Akter
Number of pages:
80
Published on:
2011-04-29
Stock:
Available
Category:
City-, area- and landscape planning
Price:
4804.51 руб
Keywords:
Poverty, Inequality, forest resources, Poverty Alleviation

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