Rural Livelihoods and Diversity in Developing Countries

Autor Frank Ellis
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 29 iun 2000
Both livelihoods and diversity have become popular topics in development studies. The livelihood concept offers a more complete picture of the complexities of making a living in rural areas of low income countries than terms formerly considered adequate, such as subsistence, incomes, or employment. Diversity recognizes that people manage by doing many different things rather than just one or a few things. This book sets out the rural livelihoods approach within the larger context of past and current themes in rural development. It adopts diversity as its principal theme and explores the implications of diverse rural livelihoods for ideas about poverty, agriculture, environment, gender, and macroeconomic policy. It also considers appropriate methods for gaining quick and effective knowledge about the livelihoods of the rural poor for project and policy purposes.
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ISBN-13: 9780198296966
ISBN-10: 0198296967
Pagini: 292
Ilustrații: 10 line drawings, 1 map, 30 tables
Dimensiuni: 156 x 235 x 17 mm
Greutate: 0.45 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării:Oxford, United Kingdom


this book ... has much to commend it
This is a good guide to those entering the subject with little prior knowledge
Professor Ellis is to be congratulated. Not for the first time, he has produced a book whose chapters can readily be added to student reading lists
In a field where there has been much excitement and debate over the last two years, little of this has been overtaken by events: a tribute oto the author's ability to present lucidly mainstream positions and yet still incorporate insights from some interesting but less well known work
The great virtue of Ellis's book is that it summarises the literature, and seeks to define the terms in a way that will enable future discussion to proceed from a common base
strongly recommended. If you only have time to read one book on livelihoods, this is it