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Household Livelihood Strategies and Dependence on Agriculture in the Mountainous Settlements in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China
Xu, Dingde1,2,3; Zhang, Jifei1,2; Rasul, Golam4; Liu, Shaoquan1,2; Xie, Fangting1,2,3; Cao, Mengtian1,2,3; Liu, Enlai1,2,3
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Shaoquan
2015
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
EISSN2071-1050
Volume7Issue:5Pages:4850-4869
SubtypeArticle
AbstractThis study explores the extent to which farmers in the Three Gorges Reservoir area remain highly dependent on agriculture despite rapid urbanization and industrialization. The study focuses on the factors that determine a household's choice of livelihood strategy, with a particular focus on the production of and dependence on agricultural products. Using a sustainable livelihoods approach and survey data from farmers in the Three Gorges Reservoir area in China, the study provides a descriptive statistical analysis and ordinal logistic regression model that shows that close to 56% of households exhibit a low dependence on agriculture. The following variables had a significant influence on livelihood strategy: the maximum years of education of any household member; the age of the household head; the number of laborers in a household; household location; and formal and informal social networks. Regardless of whether the household had children, house value and fixed assets had no significant influence on livelihood strategy. According to the analysis results, we put forward the suggestions that government departments increase investment in infrastructure and make loan policies more favorable for farmers so as to encourage rural able-person to use their social networks to actively establish businesses at migrant destinations.
KeywordFarmers' Sustainable Livelihood Agricultural Collection Ordinal Logistic Regression Model Rural Households China
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.3390/su7054850
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WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordMIGRATION ; PROVINCE ; SICHUAN
Language英语
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WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000356936200004
Funding OrganizationNational Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program)(2015CB452706) ; General Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China(41071350) ; Main Direction Program(KZCX2-EW-317) ; National Natural Science Foundation of China(41101552 ; West Light Foundation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; 41401198)
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/10675
Collection山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
2.Minist Water Conservancy & Power, Chengdu 610041, Peoples R China
3.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
4.Int Ctr Integrated Mt Dev, Kathmandu 44700, Nepal
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Xu, Dingde,Zhang, Jifei,Rasul, Golam,et al. Household Livelihood Strategies and Dependence on Agriculture in the Mountainous Settlements in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2015,7(5):4850-4869.
APA Xu, Dingde.,Zhang, Jifei.,Rasul, Golam.,Liu, Shaoquan.,Xie, Fangting.,...&Liu, Enlai.(2015).Household Livelihood Strategies and Dependence on Agriculture in the Mountainous Settlements in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China.SUSTAINABILITY,7(5),4850-4869.
MLA Xu, Dingde,et al."Household Livelihood Strategies and Dependence on Agriculture in the Mountainous Settlements in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China".SUSTAINABILITY 7.5(2015):4850-4869.
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