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Evaluating the role of livelihood assets in suitable livelihood strategies: Protocol for anti-poverty policy in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China
Hua, Xiaobo1,4; Yan, Jianzhong1; Zhang, Yili2,3
2017-07-01
Source PublicationECOLOGICAL INDICATORS
ISSN1470-160X
Volume78Pages:62-74
Corresponding AuthorYan, Jianzhong(yanjzswu@126.com)
AbstractAlthough numerous studies have been conducted on the relationship between livelihood assets and strategies, only a few quantitative studies exist on the topic for anti-poverty policies with regard to the Tibetan Plateau. This study investigated 357 households in the upper reaches of the Dadu River watershed in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China, using the participatory rural appraisal method. Then, applying a multinomial logistic regression model, we quantitatively analyzed the relationship between livelihood assets and livelihood strategies, the findings of which have implications for local agricultural policy inteiventions. The preliminary results indicate that of the four classifications of livelihood strategies used in this study, the main livelihood strategy is that of the non-farming-dependent household type (i.e., Type III in our study) that combines agricultural and non-farm activities or practices self-employment for wages. There are significant differences in the livelihood assets owned by households with different livelihood strategies. Human, natural, and financial assets have significant influences on livelihood strategies, and the choice of livelihood strategy varies by livelihood assets. Further, with improvements in household labor capacity and cash income per capita, the livelihood strategies of non-agricultural and non-farming households may shift away from agriculture, while an increase in farmland cultivated per capita, cash income per capita, and household labor capacity may encourage households to adopt agriculture-dependent livelihood strategies. These findings contribute to research on livelihood and related development strategies and anti-poverty policies in not only the Eastern Tibetan Plateau but also other regions with similar livelihood strategies. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordLivelihood assets Livelihood diversification Classification of livelihoods Tibetan Plateau Non-agricultural households Poverty alleviation China
DOI10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.03.009
WOS KeywordLAND-USE ; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ; DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES ; RURAL LIVELIHOODS ; SOUTHWEST CHINA ; PROTECTED AREAS ; CLIMATE-CHANGE ; DIVERSIFICATION ; ADAPTATION ; TRANSITION
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[41571093] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41071066]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000406435900008
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Cited Times:14[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/62576
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorYan, Jianzhong
Affiliation1.Southwest Univ, Coll Resources & Environm, 1 Tiansheng Rd, Chongqing 400716, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Land Surface Pattern & Simulat, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 10049, Peoples R China
4.Kyoto Univ, Grad Sch Asian & African Area Studies, Kyoto 6068501, Japan
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Hua, Xiaobo,Yan, Jianzhong,Zhang, Yili. Evaluating the role of livelihood assets in suitable livelihood strategies: Protocol for anti-poverty policy in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China[J]. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS,2017,78:62-74.
APA Hua, Xiaobo,Yan, Jianzhong,&Zhang, Yili.(2017).Evaluating the role of livelihood assets in suitable livelihood strategies: Protocol for anti-poverty policy in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China.ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS,78,62-74.
MLA Hua, Xiaobo,et al."Evaluating the role of livelihood assets in suitable livelihood strategies: Protocol for anti-poverty policy in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China".ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 78(2017):62-74.
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