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A Gender Analysis of Changing Livelihood Activities in the Rural Areas of Central Nepal
Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel1,2; Deng, Wei1,2; Paudel, Bikash3; Khatiwada, Janak Raj4; Zhang, Jifei1; Wan, Jiangjun5
Corresponding AuthorDeng, Wei(dengwei@imde.ac.cn)
2018
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
ISSN2071-1050
Volume10Issue:11Pages:4034
SubtypeArticle
Contribution Rank2
AbstractGender mainstreaming is a key for achieving inclusive economic growth, poverty reduction and equitable development. A gender disaggregated analysis of changing livelihood activities is, therefore, crucial for devising gender-sensitive policies and programs. This paper presents a gender disaggregated analysis to assess trend and influencing factors of switching livelihood to higher returning activities at the intra-household level in three villages in rural areas of central Nepal. The result showed that both men and women have changed their livelihood activities from subsistence to cash-earning activities in the last decade. However, the livelihood activities of men have changed considerably compared to women. Men are primarily attracted to out-migration and non-farm wage-based jobs whereas women to market-oriented commercial farming and rural enterprises. Individual as well as location-specific characteristics influence behavior switching to higher returning activities irrespective of gender, while the ethnicity of a household influences only women. Building human and financial capital through education and training along with strengthening access to credit and increasing connectivity through rural road and market centers would be pivotal for encouraging rural men and women to change traditional subsistence activities to higher returning undertakings, leading to equitable livelihood improvement in rural Nepal.
Keywordlivelihood change gender analysis intra-household poverty reduction higher-returning central Nepal
DOI10.3390/su10114034
Indexed BySCI
WOS KeywordSELF-EMPLOYMENT ; STRATEGIES ; DIVERSIFICATION ; HOUSEHOLD ; POVERTY ; DYNAMICS ; DETERMINANTS ; CHALLENGES ; CONTINUITY ; LIVESTOCK
Language英语
Quartile4区
Funding ProjectNSFC-ICIMOD Cooperation Project[41661144038] ; Aid project on Ministry of Science and technology of the PRC ; World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) ; CAS-TWAS President Fellowship Program
TOP
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000451531700208
Funding OrganizationNSFC-ICIMOD Cooperation Project ; Aid project on Ministry of Science and technology of the PRC ; World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) ; CAS-TWAS President Fellowship Program
PublisherMDPI
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/24724
Collection山区发展研究中心
Corresponding AuthorDeng, Wei
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazard & Environm, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China;
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China;
3.Local Initiat Biodivers Res & Dev LI BIRD, Gairapatan 4, Pokhara 33700, Nepal;
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Chengdu Inst Biol, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China;
5.Sichuan Agr Univ, Dept Urban & Rural Planning, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, Peoples R China
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
Corresponding 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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Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel,Deng, Wei,Paudel, Bikash,et al. A Gender Analysis of Changing Livelihood Activities in the Rural Areas of Central Nepal[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2018,10(11):4034.
APA Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel,Deng, Wei,Paudel, Bikash,Khatiwada, Janak Raj,Zhang, Jifei,&Wan, Jiangjun.(2018).A Gender Analysis of Changing Livelihood Activities in the Rural Areas of Central Nepal.SUSTAINABILITY,10(11),4034.
MLA Khatiwada, Shanta Paudel,et al."A Gender Analysis of Changing Livelihood Activities in the Rural Areas of Central Nepal".SUSTAINABILITY 10.11(2018):4034.
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