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Livelihood differentiation between two villages in Yesanpo Tourism District in China
Huang Tai1,2; Xi Jian-chao2; Ge Quan-sheng2
2017-11-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE
ISSN1672-6316
Volume14Issue:11Pages:2359-2372
Corresponding AuthorXi Jian-chao(xijc@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe rapidly developing rural tourism industry in China has deeply influenced the livelihoods of rural households. This study compares the impact of rural tourism development in poor areas on the farmers' livelihoods, based on the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework proposed by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development. Gougezhuang, a tourist village, and Jiaojiekou, a non-tourist village, both located in Yesanpo Tourism District in the state-level povertystricken Laishui County, Hebei Province, were selected as case studies. The livelihood models of the two villages show great differentiation after 20 years of tourism development. Gougezhuang Village has been driven by the tourism industry and farmers are employed locally, enjoying a relatively higher-income life, with a developmental livelihood model. In contrast, farmers in Jiaojiekou Village earn their living mainly by leaving home to work in the city. They have a low income, with a survival livelihood model, supported by part-time business. Considering that the two villages are adjacent and have similar development backgrounds, the analysis results indicate that rural tourism has an apparent locationspecific effect on poverty alleviation and socioeconomic development, but the development of rural tourism is limited regarding large-scale poverty alleviation efforts in poor areas. To implement a propoor- tourism strategy and achieve sustainable development, it is necessary to implement comprehensive management measures to change the local conditions of rural settlements and make full use of the spillover effect of tourist consumption.
KeywordSustainable Livelihoods Framework Livelihood differentiation Survival model Development model Tourism development Yesanpo
DOI10.1007/s11629-017-4390-3
WOS KeywordRURAL LIVELIHOODS ; OKAVANGO DELTA ; BOTSWANA ; POVERTY ; FOREST
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41671151] ; National Social Science Foundation of China[17BGL123] ; Key Project of China National Tourism Administration Research Foundation[16TAAK004] ; Tourism Young Expert Training Program of China National Tourism Administration[TYETP201527]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Social Science Foundation of China ; Key Project of China National Tourism Administration Research Foundation ; Tourism Young Expert Training Program of China National Tourism Administration
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000415351800017
PublisherSCIENCE PRESS
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/61057
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorXi Jian-chao
Affiliation1.Soochow Univ, Dept Tourism Management, Suzhou 215123, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Huang Tai,Xi Jian-chao,Ge Quan-sheng. Livelihood differentiation between two villages in Yesanpo Tourism District in China[J]. JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,2017,14(11):2359-2372.
APA Huang Tai,Xi Jian-chao,&Ge Quan-sheng.(2017).Livelihood differentiation between two villages in Yesanpo Tourism District in China.JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE,14(11),2359-2372.
MLA Huang Tai,et al."Livelihood differentiation between two villages in Yesanpo Tourism District in China".JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN SCIENCE 14.11(2017):2359-2372.
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