Rural poverty, risk and development

1. Introduction -- 2. Risk and poverty -- 3. The risk coping strategies of the rural poor -- 4. The limits to risk coping -- 5. Risk and inequality -- 6. Risk and development -- 7. Conclusion

Main Author: Fafchamps, Marcel
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham E. Elgar c2003
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Summary:1. Introduction -- 2. Risk and poverty -- 3. The risk coping strategies of the rural poor -- 4. The limits to risk coping -- 5. Risk and inequality -- 6. Risk and development -- 7. Conclusion
This book investigates the relationships between rural poverty, risk, and development. Building upon the author's work in the area, it summarises the contributions of recent theoretical and empirical work to our understanding of how risk affects rural poverty levels in developing countries. In particular the book examines what we do and do not know about risk coping strategies among today's poor rural societies. Ways in which these strategies may be re-examined and improved by governments and international organisations are proposed
Physical Description:x, 262 p ill
ISBN:9781843764366
9781781950685
1843764369