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Livelihood differentiation between two villages in Yesanpo Tourism District in China
HUANG Tai; XI Jian-chao; GE Quan-sheng
Corresponding AuthorXI Jian-chao
Source PublicationJournal of Mountain Science
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 poverty-stricken 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 location-specific 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 pro-poor-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
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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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